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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...
Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

50 Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Intricate handmade beaded embroidery patterns on Romanian peasant blouses from the regions of Bucovina and Oltenia found on very old textiles of Romania, featuring floral designs. The blouses with bead embroidery embellished with such generosity were worn...
Hemp Processing for Fiber Heckling

Hemp Processing for Fiber – Traditional Methods in Romanian Villages

A peasant’s existence was based on linen, cotton and hemp processing. Women were trained into traditional fiber arts since childhood. Hemp fiber was often used to make towels, peasant blouses for men and women, tight...
Cliff Carving in Romanian Mountains of Bucovina

Stone Carving Ancient Faces into Cliff

Polish Sculptor Bolek Maierik Stone Carving Ancient Faces into Cliff After we learned his wood carving tips and secrets, we went on a hike on top of Pleșa hill, where Bolek Maierik carved ancient...
Wood Artisan Bolek Maierik Wood Carving Figures

Wood Carving Tips and Secrets From Polish Artisan Bolek Maierik

Wood Artisan Bolek Maierik Wood Carving Figures and Pierced Relief Sculptures Bolek Maierik is a Polish stone carver and wood artisan living in Pleșa, Bucovina, a north Romanian village, mainly inhabited by Polish people. After four...
Romanian Traditional Craftsmen Constantin Juravle from village of Straja

Romanian Traditional Craftsmen to Stage a Couture Collection

Skinner Constantin Juravle Took Romanian Traditional Crafts on Paris Catwalk In 2011, a Romanian peasant stepped up on the catwalk. He didn’t read any fashion magazine, doesn’t have any degree in fashion. He didn’t chase any couture...
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 Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

The Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

The Traditional Craftsmanship of Romanian Sheepskin Coats The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian lambskin vests goes back to ancient times, since sheep fur, pelts and hide clothing have been handcrafted in this predominantly pastoral country....
Green Wood Carving a Traditional Wooden Mask

Wood Artisan Carving Folk Art Inspired Masks and Figures

Wood Artisan Carving a Wooden Spirit from a Branch Toader Ignătescu is a well known Romanian wood artisan, carving masks and figures. He was born on the 4th of february, 1957 in Comănești, Suceava...
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...
Romanian Peasant Blouses With Beaded Floral Patterns

Romanian Peasant Blouses With Amazing Beads Embroidery

Few days back, I ran into a private collection of traditional floral patterns from the northern region of Bucovina. Romanian peasant blouses with heavy beaded embroidery patterns are worn on important social events. The...
Peasant Sandals

Leather Craftsman Making Traditional Romanian Peasant Sandals

Leather Craftsman Demonstrates The Craft of Eastern European Folk Shoes The thought of finding an old-fashioned shoemaker has been running through my mind for a while. The craft of peasant sandals has always aroused my...
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,...
Leather Beaded Waistbelt

Leather Artisan Handcrafting Traditional Folk Accessories

Leather Artisan Explains the Basics of a Romanian Leather Beaded Waistbelt Romanian leather craftsman Iosif Glogovski is a skilled leather artisan from Cacica, Bucovina. He has been working since 1958. During communism, he produced...
Traditional Artisans Cooper Popescu Gheorghe Barrel Making

Barrel Making Traditional Artisans – Master Cooper ‘ s Wooden Barrels

Traditional Artisans Old Crafts – Cooper Making Wooden Wares With Staves It was one of those days when we were wandering round the villages, heading north to the village of Straja, looking to spend...
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...