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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...
Making Straw Hats Milliner Hatmaking

Making Straw Hats: Milliner Demonstrates Traditional Hatmaking

The Art of Making Straw Hats in Maramures It’s a  hot summer day in the village of Sârbi, Maramureș. There is little movement on the streets. Life is still. On these days people are...
Impossible Bottle Wood Carving Puzzles

Wood Carving Puzzles in Impossible Bottle – Maramures Artisanal Crafts

Wood Carving a Wooden Yarn Swift in Impossible Bottle The first rays of sunrise burst through the morning haze. The village is still immersed in fog, the only thing visible over the thin veil is an...
Maramureș Village Museum Wood Architecture Local Culture

The Village Museum of Maramureș – Where Houses Tell Their Own Stories

Connecting With Local Culture at Maramureș Village Museum Most people don’t necessarily consider life in the country as something cool, fun or entertaining. A place where the old prevails is not somewhere you travel...
Traditional Wooden Gates Carving in Maramureș

Making of Traditional Wooden Gates in The Land of Wood

When it comes to visiting Maramureș, many travelers fantasize about walking along the massive carved gates beautifully aligned on the alleys. Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other...
Maramures Villages Traditional Washing Machines Valtori

Life in Maramures Villages Is So Much Simpler – Look How They Do Their Laundry

In old times, people used to wash their clothes in rivers, but in Maramures villages, they had their own way of doing the laundry. Before washing machines were invented, the people from Maramureș took their clothing to nearby...
Merry Cemetery from Săpânța Maramureș

The Merry Cemetery That Makes Light of Death Hides in a Small Village

The Merry Cemetery from Săpânța, Maramureș Is Unique in The World If you visit Maramureș, then you must add the merriest cemetery in the world to your travel list. At the Merry Cemetery you...
Romanian Traditional Costumes Maramures

Romanian Traditional Costumes and Dances On Our Maramures Trip

Romanian Traditional Costumes From Maramureș Since day one, the local people of Maramureș or moroșeni, as they are called, won us over with their hospitality. Our first interaction with the locals happened in the...
Visit Maramures Bârsana Monastery

Visit Maramures – 10 Places To Travel & Things To Do in North Romania

Although we did visit many places in Maramureș, nothing immersed me into the rich local culture and nothing helped me understand the local’s spirit better than our stay in the Bârsana village. In fact,...
Romanian Pottery Workshop from Marginea

5 Romanian Pottery Ceramics Workshops to Visit in Romania

5 Most Famous Romanian Pottery Ceramics Workshops You Don’t Want to Miss on Your Romania Trip A great diversity of Romanian pottery workshops and centers steeped in ancient history are open to visitors. If...
Basket Weaver from Romanian Village of Breb

Basket Weaving Split Hazel Frame Baskets in Romanian Village of Breb

The Rare Craft of Slat Pack Basket Weaving With Strips of Hazel On the small unpaved road which leads to the house formerly known as “Prince Charles house”, in the Romanian village of Breb,...
Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration Slit Weave Tapestry

Textile Weaving Demonstration Specific to Sapanta Village, Maramures

Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration – Slit Weave Tapestry In the village of Săpânța, famous for it’s main attraction – The Merry Cemetery – we ran into many colored textiles exposed for sale outside the...
Romanian Textiles of Maramures Made by Textile Artisan Anuta Ciceu

Romanian Textiles | Artisanal Craftwork in Rural Areas of Maramures

Diligent Textile Artisan Anuța Ciceu Presents Exquisite Hand Woven and Embroidered Romanian Textiles From Maramures Village of Budești Only one mile away from the village of Sârbi, where we received an education in straw...
Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric

Fulled Weaving for Felting or Fulling Wool Fabric Pănură

Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric – Vadmal Postav, Dimie, Pănură In the days before the fall of communism, in rural areas of Romania, girls at a young age would learn to...
Spinning Chunky Yarn Manually

Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Thick Wool Weft

Hand Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Single Ply Bulky Yarn Nestled along the Cosău valley, the village of Budești, home to a UNESCO wooden church dating back to 1643, is a beautiful...
Shake Roofing in the Carpathian Mountains

Shake Roofing – A Trade Preserving The Carpathian Mountains Old Charm

Much of the charm and splendor of Maramureș lies into the heart of the villages, where massive carved traditional wooden gates guard robust traditional houses of yesteryear. The abundance of timber has driven interest...