Romanian Countryside Steeped in Tradition: Shepherd Tends Sheepfold the Ancient Way

Romanian Countryside

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Countryside Steeped in Tradition: An Ancient Way of Calling the Flock of Sheep No one knows the ancient songs of the trumpet better than a shepherd. Born in 1951, in a sheep-raising farm, Galeș Simion from Poieni Solca became shepherd. “A sheepfold without a trumpet is like a garden ...

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50 Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Beaded Embroidery

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Intricate Handmade Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses from the regions of Bucovina and Oltenia Found on very old textiles of Romania, featuring floral designs. The beaded blouses embellished with such generosity were worn to weddings and celebrations. Simply unique, and you can figure it out by looking at the beads: tiny, ...

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Romanian Textile Artisan Loom Weaving Folk Apron With Multiple Shuttles

Folk Apron

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Textile Artisan Loom Weaving Folk Apron With Multiple Shuttles In the region of Bucovina, North Romania, the folk apron is a straight piece of cloth, woven on a loom, wrapped around the waist and fastened at one side. It is held in place with a fabric band (bată). People here ...

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Old Traditional Methods of Processing Hemp into Fabric

Processing Hemp

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+A peasant’s existence was based on growing and processing hemp, linen and other natural, organic fibers. Women were trained into traditional fiber arts since childhood. Hemp fiber was often used to make towels, peasant blouses for men and women, tight summer pants for men, ropes and different items they needed to wear ...

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Polish Artisan Bolek Maierik’s Wood Carving Tips and Secrets

Wood Carving Tips

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Sculptor Bolek Maierik’s Wood Carving Tips and Secrets Bolek Maierik is a Polish stone carver and wood artisan living in Pleșa, Bucovina, a north Romanian village, mainly inhabited by Polish people. After four years of studying the Art Academy in Poland, he returns to his homeland, sculpting and enjoying a peaceful life ...

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Haute Couture Leather Craftsman Demonstrates The Craft of a Folk Sheepskin Vest

Romanian Traditional Embroidery

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Traditional Leather Craftsman Demonstrates the Craft of Folk Sheepskin Vests  The folk sheepskin vest is made of the softest, most supple skin. There are a few Romanian skinners (furriers) left, who know the secrets of making these traditional classy waistcoats. As we met Constantin Juravle, a well known traditional artisan, we couldn’t ...

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Peasant Art Craft Strikes a Fashion Designer: A Couture Collection by Traditional Craftsmen

Traditional Craftsmen

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Traditional Craftsmen on Paris Catwalk In 2011, a Romanian peasant stepped up on the catwalk. He didn’t read any fashion magazine, doesn’t have any degree in fashion. He didn’t chase any couture stage dream. Yet, he made it to Paris. Skinner Constantin Juravle – A Haute Couture Artisan Constantin Juravle is a Romanian skinner ...

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