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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...
Basket Weaver from Romanian Village of Breb

Basket Weaving Split Hazel Frame Baskets in Romanian Village of Breb

The Rare Craft of Slat Pack Basket Weaving With Strips of Hazel On the small unpaved road which leads to the house formerly known as “Prince Charles house”, in the Romanian village of Breb,...
Leather Artist Constantin Juravle Makes Traditional Romanian Sheepskin Vests

Leather Artist Explains the Craft of Traditional Folk Sheepskin Vests

Romanian Leather Artist Restoring an Old Lambskin Coat The folk sheepskin vest is made of the softest, most supple skin. There are a few Romanian skinners (furriers) left, who know the secrets of making these traditional classy...
Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration Slit Weave Tapestry

Textile Weaving Demonstration Specific to Sapanta Village, Maramures

Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration – Slit Weave Tapestry In the village of Săpânța, famous for it’s main attraction – The Merry Cemetery – we ran into many colored textiles exposed for sale outside the...
Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric

Fulled Weaving for Felting or Fulling Wool Fabric Pănură

Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric – Vadmal Postav, Dimie, Pănură In the days before the fall of communism, in rural areas of Romania, girls at a young age would learn to...
Spinning Chunky Yarn Manually

Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Thick Wool Weft

Hand Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Single Ply Bulky Yarn Nestled along the Cosău valley, the village of Budești, home to a UNESCO wooden church dating back to 1643, is a beautiful...
Hand Spinning Hemp Fiber

Spinning Hemp Fiber Performed by 19 YO Vladimir Andrei

19 Years Old Romanian Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning Hemp Fiber On the verge of the 4th industrial revolution, the era of the robots doing people’s tasks and 3D printers creating...
Hand Spinning Wool Fibers into Woolen Yarn

Romanian Peasant Hand Spinning Wool on a Distaff With Drop Spindle

Romanian Peasant Hand Spinning Wool Fibers into Woolen Yarn on a Distaff The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. These...