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Traditional Romanian Coat Maker UNESCO Living Human Treasure Dumitru Sofonea

Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Is a Living Human Treasure

Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Dumitru Sofonea Entitled UNESCO’s Living Human Treasure The village of Drăguș had plenty of surprises in store for us. From amazing weaving art experience, then off to meet the traditional...
Romanian Folk Costumes From Transylvania

Romanian Folk Costumes Spotted on Rural Transylvania Tour

Discovering Traditional Crafts on Rural Transylvania Tour in The Land of Făgăraș The basic features of the Romanian folk costumes in Transylvania region are two rectangular aprons (catrințe or reg. cretințe), black or in...
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 Folk Embroidery

8 Easy Romanian Folk Embroidery Decorative Stitches

While some embroidery stitches are commonly used everywhere in the world – double feather, chain stitch, combined chain stitch, various types of filling and edging stitches, there are some regionally unique Romanian folk embroidery...
Romanian Souvenirs Blouses

8 Original Romanian Souvenirs and Gifts to Take Home from Bucharest

The Most Inspired Romanian Souvenirs That Are Not A Tourist Trap Finding original Romanian souvenirs to take home with you shouldn’t be hard work. Throughout history, a great diversity of traditions and customs have flourished...
Embroidered Floral Patterns on Romanian Tapestry

Woven and Embroidered Floral Patterns on Traditional Textiles of Romania

Stylized Floral Motifs – A Late Addition to the Traditional Textiles of Romania If you ever observed the traditional textiles of Romania, they have strong woven or embroidered floral patterns, as you’ve probably noticed...
Peasant Blouse From Romania With Antique Embroidery Stitches

Antique Embroidery Motifs on Late 1800s Romanian Peasant Blouse

Amazing Tiny Antique Embroidery Stitches Worked With Metallic Thread on Late 1800s Romanian Peasant Blouse The good thing about being an antique collector is that you never know what you will find. The adventure...
Romanian Traditional Craftsmen

Leather Artisans (Skinners) – Old Time Romanian Traditional Craftsmen

Most Important Traditional Craftsmen in the Romanian Villages: Leather Artisans (Skinners) Leather artisans’ work involved many processes of great complexity. To start with, the leather craftsman would tan the pelts and hides, an extremely tough...
Romanian National Dress from Transylvania

Romanian National Costumes from 4 Ethnographic Zones

1. Romanian National Costumes from Moldova Romanian National Costumes from Neamț and Baia, Moldova The peasant women’s blouses have ornaments arranged on chest, sleeves and shoulders (altiță and încreț) in one, two or more...
Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

50 Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Intricate handmade beaded embroidery patterns on Romanian peasant blouses from the regions of Bucovina and Oltenia found on very old textiles of Romania, featuring floral designs. The blouses with bead embroidery embellished with such generosity were worn...
Romanian Traditional Craftsmen Constantin Juravle from village of Straja

Romanian Traditional Craftsmen to Stage a Couture Collection

Skinner Constantin Juravle Took Romanian Traditional Crafts on Paris Catwalk In 2011, a Romanian peasant stepped up on the catwalk. He didn’t read any fashion magazine, doesn’t have any degree in fashion. He didn’t chase any couture...
Traditional Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

The Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

The Traditional Craftsmanship of Romanian Sheepskin Coats The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian lambskin vests goes back to ancient times, since sheep fur, pelts and hide clothing have been handcrafted in this predominantly pastoral country....
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...
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...
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...
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....