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Sewing Peasant Blouses in Romania

Sewing Peasant Blouses in Romania Can Take Up To 3 Weeks

Among many other meaningful activities, such as creating complicated weave structures on her loom and collecting Romanian folk art, traditional artisan Lucia Ciocoiu sits sewing peasant blouses in the garden. Within and without, all...
Complicated Weave Structures Lucia Ciocoiu

Complicated Weave Structures With Shed Sticks and Heddle Rods

In the Romanian village of Sâmbăta de Sus, we had a unique occasion to admire Romanian folk art creations made by textile artisan Lucia Ciocoiu. At the age of 71, after a lifetime in...
Romanian Folk Art Village Sâmbăta de Sus Transylvania

Romanian Folk Art in the Village of Sâmbăta de Sus, Transylvania

Varying from region to region, or even from one village to another, you will never discover all the same traditional Romanian costumes when you ramble in the countryside. For instance, the costumes encountered in...
Hand Weaving Traditional Towels With Vibrant Patterns

Weaving Art Thrives in This Village Thanks to Dedicated Artisans

In Romanian Village of Drăguș Textile Weaving Art is a Labor of Love for These Busy Bees Throughout every settlement of Transylvania, whether cities or villages, strong German architectural influences are visible. The structure...
Weaving in the Village of Drăguș Transylvania

Weaving Complex Patterns in Village of Drăguș, Transylvania

With snow covered mountain peaks on the horizon, the village of Drăguș, one of the most beautiful villages in Romania, has a well-known community of skilled craft workers, many more than it’s neighboring villages...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Romanian Traditional Carpets From Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hanging and Kilims from Oltenia

Weave Structure and Design of Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia Beauty and utility are profoundly intertwined within a Romanian homestead. Traditional wall carpets craftsmanship of Romania has prevailed among peasants....
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...
Combing Wool by Hand With Combs

Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs

19 YO Romanian Traditional Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Demonstrates Combing Wool Wool fibers have been around since ancient times and are making a comeback, as people are becoming aware of problems associated with synthetic products. There are...
Wool Carding Machine

88 Yo Man Has Built a Wool Carding Machine from Scratch

88- YO Former Rail Worker Constantin Pârghi from Romanian Village Vicovul de Sus Built His Own Wool Carding Machine It was an unpleasant situation that started the timeline. Back in 1972, hand spinning wool was...
Traditional Textile Weaving Demonstration in Romanian Village of Straja

Traditional Textile Weaving Romanian Woolen Blankets

Traditional Textile Weaving Demonstration in Romanian Village of Straja, Bucovina Villages are still the heart of the Romanian folk costumes and traditional textiles, where traditional crafts like loom weaving were once considered a full...
Lace Weaving Traditional Folk Towels in Romania

Lace Weaving Traditional Folk Towels in Romania

Loom Weaver Maria Puzdreac Lace Weaving Traditional Folk Towels from Romanian Village of Straja Maria Puzdreac is one of only a few weavers in her village who do lace weaving. She’s not leaving the...