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Stone and Woodworking

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...
Spoon Carving Demonstration

Spoon Carving Wooden Spoons and Ladles

Romanian Wood Craftsman Demonstrates Traditional Spoon Carving You can tell so much about a person by the way he builds his fence. Tall fences, stone walls indicate a need for privacy, while a short...
Wooden Wheel Making Process

Wooden Wheel Making by Hand: Traditional Craft of a Cartwheel

Wheelwright From Romanian Village of Straja Explains Wooden Wheel Making Process Curious to know a wooden wheel making process? My compliments, if you plan to hand craft one by yourself. I never thought that...
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...
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 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...
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,...
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...