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2 Romanian Villages where All Locals Practice the same Craft

Romanian Villages

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+While exploring Romania, don’t be surprised if you hit villages where everyone sells exactly the same thing. They are remnants of a highly productive peasant culture. There are Romanian villages selling only woven baskets, brooms only, or traditional food. Broom Making Craft and Trade If it wasn’t for it’s location, ...

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Traditional Weaver Winding Warp for Patterned Bands

Winding Warp

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Traditional Weaver Winding Warp – Video  When visiting a Romanian village, it feels like people in the countryside live in a different timezone. Most of the village men are engaged in many occupations, such as handicrafts, hunting, agriculture. But, even so, they live slowly and are incredibly versatile. Aside from ...

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Hutsuls – Romanian Mountain Men from North Carpathians

Romanian Craftsmen

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+They built lonely dwellings in the mountains, away from people and laws, and worked their way to freedom with their own hands. Hutsuls, also known as “the Carpathian Slavic tribes”, are Ukrainian communities of mountain men who settled in North Romania centuries back. Read Also Shake Roofing – A Trade ...

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Romania’s Longtime Secret of Black Ceramic Pottery

Black Ceramic Pottery

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Among many black ceramic pottery centers that ceased to exist in the 20th century, the tradition of making black ceramics is still continued in Marginea, a small, but well known community of North Romania. Potters pass their skills down from one generation to another, preserving the heritage of their grandparents. ...

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The Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+The Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia Beauty and utility are profoundly intertwined within a Romanian homestead. The typical zest for living flows from a setting where aesthetics and usability work together to make  life more vivid and enjoyable, pointing out a way of  thinking and underlying needs. The ...

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The Craft of Traditional Wall Carpets in Romania and Republic of Moldova

Wall Carpets

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Traditional wall carpets craftsmanship of Romania and the Republic of Moldova has prevailed among peasants, as stated by historian and art critic G. Oprescu in “L’art du paysan roumain” (Bucharest,  1937, p 63). Written evidence suggests the presence of specialized weaving settlements before the mid-20 century, of full time weavers, both ...

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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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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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