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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Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs

Combing Wool

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+19 YO Romanian Traditional Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei demonstrates Combing Wool Wool fibers have been around since ancient times and are making a comeback, as people are becoming aware of problems associated with synthetic products. There are not only signs of revived interest, but also an increasing number of fiber artists already experimenting ...

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88 Yo Man Has Built a Wool Carding Machine from Scratch

Wool Carding Machine

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Constantin Pârghi, a former Romanian rail worker from Vicovul de Sus, Suceava County, aged 88, built his own wool carding machine from scratch. It was an unpleasant situation that started the timeline. Back in 1972, the most rural people would process and spin their own threads. With lots of wool going ...

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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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19 Years Old Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning Hemp Fibers

Hemp Fibers

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+19 Years Old Romanian Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning Hemp Fibers As we approach a third industrial revolution, the era of the robots doing people’s tasks and 3D printers creating everything, it is important to understand that we must preserve our age-old knowledge. People who still practice traditional ...

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5 Forgotten Properties of Hemp Fabric that Make It a Top Quality Textile

Traditional Textiles of Romania

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+5 Forgotten Properties of Hemp Fabric that Make It a Top Quality Textile Nowadays, people are waking up to the injustice that has been done in the past century. Hemp activists scream out the benefits of the “world’s most extraordinary plant”. You would be surprised to know that over 25000 ...

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Here’s How the Antique Yarn Winders Work

Yarn Winders

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Traditional Fiber Arts Demonstration of How Yarn Winders Work How often we see primitive yarn winders in use? Thinking back a few years, when watching these antique yarn winders in museums, little did I know that some families have held stubbornly to some of the old ways of weaving. Experiences, ...

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