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Weaving

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....
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...
Loom Weaving Peasant Bags

Traditional Crafts of Loom Weaving Peasant Bags

In Romanian Villages, Handmade Peasant Bags Are Still in Trend Each handicraft is made with love, devotion and purpose. It carries with it the culture of a community. There is a village in Northern...
Romanian Tapestry Patterns

Romanian Tapestry – Traditional Patterns that Should be Revived

Old Traditional Patterns on Romanian Tapestry Wall Carpets that Deserve a Revival If we look at the traditional Romanian tapestry from Bucovina, at what’s currently popular in the area, we see things have changed a...
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...
Weaving With Heddle Rods

Traditional Weaving with Heddle Rods and Weaving Swords

Traditional Weaving in Romanian Villages of Bucovina I never doubted that people put a lot of time and effort into traditional textile crafts. But three women traditional weaving a folk skirt together was beyond...
Yarn Preparation Before Weaving

Traditional Textile Crafts Demonstration – How Yarn Winders Work

Traditional Textile Crafts of Romania – Doing Yarn Preparation Before Weaving With Yarn Winders and Spinners How often we see primitive yarn winders in use? Thinking back a few years, when watching these antique...
Threading The Heddles

Traditional Weaver from Romania Loom Warping The Old Fashioned Way

Traditional Weaver Aurelia Cârdei Loom Warping Narrow Warp Faced Bands A few days back, I wrote about our visit at traditional weaver Aurelia Cârdei, who was happy to show us how setting up a...
Floor Loom Parts and Accessories Heddles

Setting Up a Loom for Weaving: Assembling the Parts

Setting Up a Loom for Weaving: Assembling Floor Loom Parts and Accessories In the video above, Romanian artisan Aurelia Cârdei is setting up her loom for weaving. We met Aurelia the week before Christmas,...
Hand Weaving Romanian Traditional Floral Pattern

Hand Weaving Demonstration of Romanian Traditional Waist Belt

81-YO Textile Artisan Jacotă Maria Hand Weaving a Romanian Traditional Floral Pattern What I love about rural people is their friendly nature. They are happy to receive visitors. No matter how busy they are,...
Traditional Loom Weaving in Romanian Village of Straja Bucovina

Traditional Loom Weaving in the Romanian Village of Straja, Bucovina

Romanian Fiber Artist Morar Maria Demonstrates Traditional Loom Weaving a Square Black and White Pattern Peasant Bag Specific to the Village of Straja, Bucovina While visiting the village of Straja, Bucovina, we could observe...
Romanian Traditional Folk Apron Specific to Villages of Bucovina

Textile Artisan Traditional Loom Weaving With Multiple Shuttles

Rural Textile Artisan Loom Weaving Horizontal Stripes Pattern with Multiple Shuttles In the region of Bucovina, North Romania, the folk apron is a straight piece of cloth, woven on a loom, wrapped around the waist...
Traditional Artisans Still Practicing Old Occupations

10 Traditional Artisans of Romania Still Keeping Ancient Crafts Alive

We Travel to Meet Traditional Artisans Still Practicing Old Occupations It is fascinating to meet people who still practice old occupations. In the past two weeks, we’ve been traveling 600 km to find some of...
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,...