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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...
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...
Loom Weaving Millennial Vladimir Andrei

Loom Weaving, Spinning Performed by 19 YO Millennial Vladimir

Vladimir, the 19 Years Old Millennial Loom Weaving Fabric, Hand Spinning, Knitting Although he also grew up in an electronic-filled and increasingly online world, Vladimir Andrei, aged 19, is no stranger to the traditional...
Shake Roofing in the Carpathian Mountains

Shake Roofing – A Trade Preserving The Carpathian Mountains Old Charm

Much of the charm and splendor of Maramureș lies into the heart of the villages, where massive carved traditional wooden gates guard robust traditional houses of yesteryear. The abundance of timber has driven interest...
Craft Worker Hand Weaving on Floor Loom

Traditional Artisan from Romania Loom Weaving Patterned Bands

A traditional artisan crafts his products by means of primitive tools, most of which could  be found in museums. There are tons of fancy weaving gadgets and looms on the market today, but watching...
Romanian Embroidery Designs Collection of Textile Artisan Floarea Ilitoi

Romanian Embroidery Designs Collection Counting Hundreds of Pieces

Floarea Ilițoi from Cajvana, Suceava County, has been sewing since she was seven years old. Today, at the age of 65, her huge collection of Romanian embroidery designs counts hundreds of items, and still growing....
Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse

Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse Performed by Traditional Artisan

Peasant Woman Demonstrates Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse The Romanian peasant women were spending the cold winter days at home, sewing their clothes. Each one of them had a single goal: to...
Textile Weaving Demonstration

Romanian Blouse in the Making – Textile Artisan Weaving on Floor Loom

Artisan Manoilă Aurica Demonstrates The Craft Of The Romanian Blouse There are two types of objects in the world: those which break the time barrier, and those which don’t. The things that you throw away without remorse and...