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Bucovina

Shoeing Horses and Making Horseshoes From Scratch

Blacksmith Shoeing Horses and Making Horseshoes From Scratch

In the shade of an old willow tree in Frătăuții Noi commune from Suceava county, an old farriery has endured the test of time. Ranchers stop off to have their horses’ shoes replaced on...
Hoeing Weeds Corn Crops

Hoeing Weeds in Organic Farms From Romania

The corn season has arrived and farmers hope for high yields. They strive to keep weeds and pests from destroying their crops, spraying and adding nutrients to the soil. However, things look different in organic farms....
94 Years Old Romanian Furrier Living Human Treasure

94 Years Old Romanian Furrier Is Still Hard at Work

At the age of 94, Romanian furrier Davidean Traian is still hard at work. Strong and sturdy once, now wizened and gray, the old furrier tells us the story of his involvement in coat...
Leather Tanning Process

Leather Tanning Process from Sheepskin to Tanned Pelts and Hides

Life in rural areas of Romania is like nowhere else. The people cling tenaciously to the manners and habits of their ancestors; carying  their love for primitive customs so far that they seem to...
Romanian Cottage Cheese Doughnuts Papanași

Romanian Cottage Cheese Doughnuts – Papanași

Packed with a lot of protein and essential nutrients, cow’s cheese – brânza de vaci – is used in many desserts. After making cheese from fresh cow’s milk, we will use the fresh cheese...
Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk In these days, it is surprisingly difficult to select healthy cheese. We nose around different types of  cheese, some perhaps wrongly labeled as “organic”, or “traditional”, yet when...
Romanian Traditional Pork Organ Recipe Caltaboș

Romanian Traditional Pork Organ Recipe: Caltaboș

In the Romanian cuisine, when it comes to preparing pig liver, there are many different recipes, some of which are seen as traditional delicacies during Christmas time. One of the best known Romanian traditional...
Weaving Techniques from Bucovina Hand Picking Alesături

Weaving Techniques from Bucovina: Hand Picking Alesături

„In our fast moving world, less and less people have the patience to sit and create something with their hands”, says Floarea Solovăstru, while weaving on her floor loom. She is planning to weave...
tradition bearers and practitioners in Romanian villages

Chasing Tradition Bearers and Practitioners in Romanian Villages

“It’s been a few years now since they roam the Romanian villages in search of rare authentic tradition bearers and practitioners, in a rural world where heritage crafts were cast away, being in danger...
Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses Traditional clothing didn’t go out of style in the region of Bucovina. The resurgence of village social events is fuelling the demand for unique costumes. In...
Romanian Pagan Traditions That Led Me to Jesus Christ

Romanian Pagan Traditions That Led Me to Jesus Christ

Last year I deleted over a quarter of my blog posts. Hours of work. It wasn’t easy. I’ll explain. But first of all, If you’ve been following Peasantartcraft for a very long time, then...
Visit Bucovina Painted Monasteries

Visit Bucovina – Top 8 Places To Travel & Things To Do in Suceava County

Looking for a combo of urban and rural, local customs, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, tall forests, winter sports and mountains? Then you should plan your next trip to the region of Bucovina, northeast Romania....
Water Mill Operates With Hydraulic Francis Turbine

100-year-old Water Mill Makes Flour Using 100% Clean Energy

Generations ago, a group of Hungarian colonists camped in North-Eastern Romania, on the left bank of the river Suceava. Legend says after the founding fathers asked for settlement approval from God, the village was...
Broom Making Craft and Trade

Romanian Villages Where All Locals Practice the same Craft

While exploring Romania, don’t be surprised if you hit villages where everyone sells exactly the same thing. They are remnants of a highly productive peasant culture. There are Romanian villages selling only woven baskets,...
Weed Control Methods in Rural Romania

Horse Hoeing Husbandry Traditional Weed Control Demonstration

Traditional Weed Control Methods in Rural Romania For rural people, the summer season is not a time to play. This is the busiest time of year, when families work the land to produce food...
Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu From Romanian Village Vicovul de Jos

Traditional Weaver Winding Warp for Patterned Bands

Meeting Romanian Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu In The Village of Vicovul de Jos When visiting a Romanian village, it feels like people in the countryside live in a different timezone. Most of the village...