Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Is a Living Human Treasure

This article features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Please read our Privacy Policy for more details. Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Dumitru Sofonea Entitled UNESCO’s Living Human Treasure The village of Drăguș had plenty of surprises in store for us. From amazing weaving art experience, then off to meet the traditional Romanian coat maker Dumitru Sofonea, visiting Drăguș was an incredibly rewarding experience. In the company of our dearest Viorica Fogoroș, whose weaving skills awed us, we made our way to the coat maker’s workshop. We found him taking a rest. The room was very spacious and clean. On the loom next to a window sat his wife, 77 years old Sofonea Valeria. Framed black and white pictures hanging on a place of honor on the wall above a worktable bolster their memories of the past. „The man sitting at the table is Dumitru Sofonea, my father in law. He was 80 years old in 1970.”, says Valeria while pointing to the coat maker in photograph. „Behind him, you can see me and my husband, named after his father, Dumitru Sofonea”. Born in 1935, Dumitru Sofonea not only inherited his name from his father, … Continue reading Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Is a Living Human Treasure