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Bucovina

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,...
Romanian Embroidery Designs Collection of Textile Artisan Floarea Ilitoi

Romanian Embroidery Designs Collection Counting Hundreds of Pieces

Floarea Ilițoi from Cajvana, Suceava County, has been sewing since she was seven years old. Today, at the age of 65, her huge collection of Romanian embroidery designs counts hundreds of items, and still growing....
Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse

Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse Performed by Traditional Artisan

Peasant Woman Demonstrates Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse The Romanian peasant women were spending the cold winter days at home, sewing their clothes. Each one of them had a single goal: to...
Textile Weaving Demonstration

Romanian Blouse in the Making – Textile Artisan Weaving on Floor Loom

Artisan Manoilă Aurica Demonstrates The Craft Of The Romanian Blouse There are two types of objects in the world: those which break the time barrier, and those which don’t. The things that you throw away without remorse and...
Romanian Urda Cheese Recipes

Cheese Making The Old Fashioned Way at Traditional Romanian Sheepfold

Traditional Cheese Making at Rustic Romanian Sheepfold From The Region of Bucovina Many sheepfolds in Romania  continue to produce cheese in a traditional manner. The cheese making process is just an input from various...