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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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The Ancient Craft of Weaving Split Hazel Frame Baskets

Basket Weaver

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Split Hazel Frame Basket Weaving in the Romanian Village of Breb On the small unpaved road which leads to the house formerly known as “Prince Charles house”, in the Romanian village of Breb, Maramures, at the base of Gutâi Mountain, there is the homestead of a well known traditional basket ...

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Textile Weaving Demonstration Specific to the Village of Sapanta, Maramures

Weaving Demonstration

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Textile Weaving Demonstration Specific to the Village of Sapanta, Maramures In the village of Săpânța, famous for it’s main attraction – The Merry Cemetery – we ran into many colored textiles exposed for sale outside the house of a local weaver, Ieudean Anuța. As we approached, we could hear the ...

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Traditional Broom Making Craft Still Alive in This Village

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FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Over time, some Romanian villages gained expertise in traditional broom making craft, a knowledge passed on from generation to generation and still kept among communities of skilled craftsmen. Traditional broom making, already extinct in other parts of the world, still thrives in Romanian villages like Gherăieştii – where all locals ...

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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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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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