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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...
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...
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...
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...
Broom Making With Broomcorn

Broom Making Craft by Hand Still Alive in This Romanian Village

Over time, some Romanian villages gained expertise in traditional broom making craft, a knowledge passed on from generation to generation and still kept among communities of skilled craftsmen. Traditional broom making, already extinct in...
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,...
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...
Carpenter Vasile Cușnir Making Polenta Wooden Plates

Hutsuls – Mountain Men Living in Romanian Carpathians

Hutsuls – Ukrainians Mountain Men from North Romania They built lonely dwellings in the mountains, away from people and laws, and worked their way to freedom with their own hands. Hutsuls, also known as...
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...
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...
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...