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Blacksmith Making a Horse Shoe

Village of Viscri –Blacksmith Forges Metal Objects Out of Junk

Visiting The Romanian Village of Viscri – Where Prince Charles Often Retreats The village of Viscri is nestled between the hills 43 km southeast of Sighișoara. From the main Brașov – Sighișoara road (E60),...
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...
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,...
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 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...
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...
Romanian Handicrafts on Bucharest Tour

Where to Find Original Romanian Handicrafts in Bucharest

Trusted Places Where You Can Find Authentic Romanian Handicrafts on Your Bucharest Tour Romania, with it’s rich folk traditions, has plenty of traditional handicrafts: ceramics, folk costumes, woodworks, painted eggs, leatherwork. Although Romania’s breeding...
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...
Throwing Clay Wares in Marginea Commune Bucovina

Black Ceramic Pottery Making – Romania’s Longtime Craft Still Alive

Black Ceramic Pottery Throwing Clay Wares in Marginea Commune, Bucovina Among many black ceramic pottery centers that ceased to exist in the 20th century, the tradition of making black ceramics is still continued in...
Horse Shoeing Blacksmith in Old Style Village Workshop

Blacksmith Horse Shoeing in Old Style Romanian Village Workshop

Old Fashioned Farrier (Blacksmith) Horse Shoeing Methods In rural Romania, having a horse is more important than a car. A horse is necessary for different activities, such as plowing the fields, carrying stalks, wood...