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tradition bearers and practitioners in Romanian villages

Chasing Tradition Bearers and Practitioners in Romanian Villages

“It’s been a few years now since they roam the Romanian villages in search of rare authentic tradition bearers and practitioners, in a rural world where heritage crafts were cast away, being in danger...
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...
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...
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...
Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains

Cheesemaking in Transylvania – Traditional Sheep Cheese Recipes

Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains As the sun slides below the rocky summits of Fagaras mountains, shepherds from Transylvania finish the evening milking. Milk buckets filled with foamy white liquid are...
Transylvania Trip Sighisoara Citadel

7 Attractions Worth Visited on Your Transylvania Trip

What make Romania unique are the huge regional differences. Not only there are differences in landscape and climate, but also in the village settlements, architecture and people who live in each of these regions....
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...
Visit Bucovina Painted Monasteries

Visit Bucovina – Top 8 Places To Travel & Things To Do in Suceava County

Looking for a combo of urban and rural, local customs, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, tall forests, winter sports and mountains? Then you should plan your next trip to the region of Bucovina, northeast Romania....
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...
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,...
Water Mill Operates With Hydraulic Francis Turbine

100-year-old Water Mill Makes Flour Using 100% Clean Energy

Generations ago, a group of Hungarian colonists camped in North-Eastern Romania, on the left bank of the river Suceava. Legend says after the founding fathers asked for settlement approval from God, the village was...
Broom Making Craft and Trade

Romanian Villages Where All Locals Practice the same Craft

While exploring Romania, don’t be surprised if you hit villages where everyone sells exactly the same thing. They are remnants of a highly productive peasant culture. There are Romanian villages selling only woven baskets,...