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Traditional Artisans Still Practicing Old Occupations

10 Traditional Artisans of Romania Still Keeping Ancient Crafts Alive

We Travel to Meet Traditional Artisans Still Practicing Old Occupations It is fascinating to meet people who still practice old occupations. In the past two weeks, we’ve been traveling 600 km to find some of...
Romanian Peasant Blouses With Beaded Floral Patterns

Romanian Peasant Blouses With Amazing Beads Embroidery

Few days back, I ran into a private collection of traditional floral patterns from the northern region of Bucovina. Romanian peasant blouses with heavy beaded embroidery patterns are worn on important social events. The...
Traditional Romanian Houses

Charming Painted and Carved Traditional Romanian Houses

The painted and carved traditional Romanian houses that can be seen in Romanian villages are manually sculpted, carved and painted in a diversity of colors and motifs. All aspects of the peasant’s lifestyle show a deep connection...
Peasant Sandals

Leather Craftsman Making Traditional Romanian Peasant Sandals

Leather Craftsman Demonstrates The Craft of Eastern European Folk Shoes The thought of finding an old-fashioned shoemaker has been running through my mind for a while. The craft of peasant sandals has always aroused my...
Romanian Traditional House Still Standing After 250 Years

Romanian Traditional House From 18th Cenntury Still Inhabited

Romanian Traditional House Still Standing and Inhabited After Over 250 Years Exploring the traditional villages of Romania is a rewarding adventure. In the old villages one can find true gems hidden in plain view. It...
Loom Weaver Makes Folk Skirts at 82

Loom Weaver Still In-Service Makes Folk Skirts for Community at 82-YO

Retired Romanian Loom Weaver Handcrafting Traditional Clothing for Village Community In the region of Bucovina, the folk skirt worn as part of the Romanian costume, is a rectangular piece of cloth, woven on a loom,...
Leather Beaded Waistbelt

Leather Artisan Handcrafting Traditional Folk Accessories

Leather Artisan Explains the Basics of a Romanian Leather Beaded Waistbelt Romanian leather craftsman Iosif Glogovski is a skilled leather artisan from Cacica, Bucovina. He has been working since 1958. During communism, he produced...
Romanian Traditional Clothing From Bucovina

Romanian Traditional Clothing in the Region of Bucovina

The structure of Romanian traditional clothing is highly-related to climate area. Weather condtions have strongly influenced not only peasant people’s folk outfit, but also the architecture and design of their cottages.   Romanian Traditional...
Traditional Artisans Cooper Popescu Gheorghe Barrel Making

Barrel Making Traditional Artisans – Master Cooper ‘ s Wooden Barrels

Traditional Artisans Old Crafts – Cooper Making Wooden Wares With Staves It was one of those days when we were wandering round the villages, heading north to the village of Straja, looking to spend...
Throwing Clay Wares in Marginea Commune Bucovina

Black Ceramic Pottery Making – Romania’s Longtime Craft Still Alive

Black Ceramic Pottery Throwing Clay Wares in Marginea Commune, Bucovina Among many black ceramic pottery centers that ceased to exist in the 20th century, the tradition of making black ceramics is still continued in...
Leather Artist Constantin Juravle Makes Traditional Romanian Sheepskin Vests

Leather Artist Explains the Craft of Traditional Folk Sheepskin Vests

Romanian Leather Artist Restoring an Old Lambskin Coat The folk sheepskin vest is made of the softest, most supple skin. There are a few Romanian skinners (furriers) left, who know the secrets of making these traditional classy...
Hand Spinning Wool Fibers into Woolen Yarn

Romanian Peasant Hand Spinning Wool on a Distaff With Drop Spindle

Romanian Peasant Hand Spinning Wool Fibers into Woolen Yarn on a Distaff The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. These...
Traditional Farming in Romania

Hay Making in Romania – Crafting Haystacks, Mowing, Scything

Old style agriculture involving the use of natural meadows is an example of perfect interaction between man and nature, one where nature thrives while offering the basic requirements of life. Hay making happens during...
Horse Shoeing Blacksmith in Old Style Village Workshop

Blacksmith Horse Shoeing in Old Style Romanian Village Workshop

Old Fashioned Farrier (Blacksmith) Horse Shoeing Methods In rural Romania, having a horse is more important than a car. A horse is necessary for different activities, such as plowing the fields, carrying stalks, wood...
Craft Worker Hand Weaving on Floor Loom

Traditional Artisan from Romania Loom Weaving Patterned Bands

A traditional artisan crafts his products by means of primitive tools, most of which could  be found in museums. There are tons of fancy weaving gadgets and looms on the market today, but watching...
Country Bread Baking Secrets

Country Bread Baking – Secrets of Romanian Crusty Artisanal Lovely Taste

Romanian Rustic Country Bread Baking Secrets Bread is one of the easiest 4-ingredient food most commonly eaten in all over the world. Country bread baking makes every home feel cosy, with a festive holiday scent,...