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Textile Artistry in Rural Areas of Maramures

Romanian Traditional Costume

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Textiles In The North: Artisanal Craftwork in Rural Areas of Maramureș Only one mile away from the village of Sârbi, where we received an education in straw hat making, in the neighbouring village of Budești, 76 year-old Anuța Ciceu introduced us to the traditional Romanian textiles of Maramureș. Exploring ...

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The Craft of Men’s Smallest Straw Hats

Straw Hats:

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Making Straw Hats – Milliner Demonstrates Traditional Hatmaking in Maramures It’s a  hot summer day in the village of Sârbi, Maramureș. There is little movement on the streets. Life is still. On these days people are busy with getting ready for the winter, so there are constantly things to do ...

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8 Easy Romanian Folk Embroidery Decorative Stitches

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+While some embroidery stitches are commonly used everywhere in the world – double feather, chain stitch, combined chain stitch, various types of filling and edging stitches, there are some regionally unique Romanian folk embroidery stitches here, such as punctul bătrânesc from the mountainous regions, or Sălişte stitch, particular to a ...

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5 Tips to Tell Handmade Clothing from Factory Made

Handmade Clothing

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Handmade clothing has been making a huge comeback. The average consumer seems to be looking for something more than mass produced items. They want to connect with the makers and get something that is personal. Since people have access to unique handmade clothing and gifts with the e-commerce sites and blogs ...

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9 Original Romanian Souvenirs to Take Home from Bucharest

Romanian Souvenirs

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Finding original Romanian souvenirs to take home with you shouldn’t be hard work. Throughout history, a great diversity of traditions and customs have flourished in this land, most of which still go on. However, when sorting through the abundance of souvenirs on offer, you may have trouble separating out the fake from the genuine. ...

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Where to Find Original Romanian Handicrafts in Bucharest

Romanian Handicrafts

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Where to Find Authentic Romanian Handicrafts in Bucharest Romania, with it’s rich folk traditions, has plenty of traditional handicrafts: ceramics, folk costumes, woodworks, painted eggs, leatherwork. Although Romania’s breeding ground for folk traditions is the countryside, Bucharest does have traditional local markets and shopping areas where you can find locally ...

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Who Brought the Floral Patterns to Bucovina?

Romanian Folk Art

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Who Brought the Woven and Embroidered Floral Patterns to Bucovina? If you ever observed the Romanian traditional textiles from Bucovina, they have strong embroidered or woven floral patterns, as you’ve probably noticed already. Roses are the most popular and prevalent motifs on tapestry, rugs, table runners, waist belts and Romanian ...

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Wondrous Antique Embroidery Motifs on this Late 1800s Peasant Blouse

Antique Embroidery

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Wondrous Antique Embroidery Motifs on this Late 1800s Peasant Blouse The good thing about being an antique collector is that you never know what you will find. The adventure begins when you find something very old and rare. It’s curiosity that’s pushing you forward to dig in deeper into the ...

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The Folk Costume from Transylvania Part 1

Romanian Folk Costume

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+The Romanian folk costume from Transylvania features two aprons, and a peasant blouse with puffy sleeves and ruffled cuffs. Unlike the typical ie with altiță and încreț, the shoulder ornaments are missing from the peasant blouses from Transylvania. The Romanian Folk Apparel from the county of Sibiu Instead altiță, the ...

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8 National Costumes of Romania

Romanian Traditional Costume

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Traditional Costume from the Region of  Moldova  The peasant women’s blouses have ornaments arranged on chest, sleeves and shoulders (altiță and încreț) in one, two or more colors, with geometric, floral, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic patterns. The blouses worn on the hillside have raw silk embroideries on chest. A different style, ...

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