The Traditional Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

Traditional Craftsmanship

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian lambskin vests goes back to ancient times, since sheep fur, pelts and hide clothing have been handcrafted in this predominantly pastoral country. The need for winter dress serving both functional and aesthetic appeal had led to incredibly well executed traditional leather waistcoats by skilled leather ...

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Traditional Romanian Wood Artisan Carving Masks and Figures

Wood Artisan

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Toader Ignătescu is a well known Romanian wood artisan, carving masks and figures. He was born on the 4th of february, 1957 in Comănești, Suceava (Bucovina). He made his artistic debut in 1987 at the Festival “Cântarea României”. He has exhibited his work in Europe. Private collections from North and ...

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10 Traditional Artisans of Romania Still Keeping Ancient Crafts Alive

Old Occupations

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+We Travel to Meet Traditional Artisans Still Keeping the Ancient Crafts Alive It is fascinating to meet people who still practice old occupations. In the past two weeks, we’ve been traveling 600 km to find some of them. We are now in Bukovina, in the northern part of Romania, a place ...

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Amazing Beads Embroidered Floral Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Traditional Floral Patterns

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+A few days ago, I found myself admiring these traditional floral patterns from the northern region of Bucovina. Romanian peasant blouses with heavy beads embroidery are worn on important social events. The plenty of beads is shocking. Manually created, with special care to where each bead is going, and which ...

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Charming Painted and Carved Traditional Houses in Rural Romania

Romania Traditional Villages

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+The painted and carved traditional houses that can be seen in rural Romania are manually sculpted, carved and painted in a diversity of colors and motifs. All aspects of the peasant’s lifestyle show a deep connection with the nature. The motifs on their clothes, dowry boxes, paintings and carvings are all inspired by ...

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Traditional Craftsman Making Leather Peasant Sandals

Peasant Sandals

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Peasant Sandals – The Craft of Eastern European Folk Shoes The thought of finding an old-fashioned shoemaker has been running through my mind for a while. The craft of peasant sandals has always aroused my interest. After hours of wandering the Romanian villages, looking for old style traditional artisans, while enduring ...

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A Romanian Woman Has Sewn Literally Hundreds of Traditional Embroideries

Traditional Embroideries

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Textile Artisan Floarea Ilițoi Has Sewn Literally Hundreds of Traditional Embroideries Floarea Ilițoi from Cajvana, Suceava County, has been sewing since she was seven years old. Today, at the age of 65, her huge collection of Romanian blouses counts hundreds of items, and still growing. With the support and help of ...

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Amazing Heavy Beaded Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse Performed by Traditional Artisan

Beaded Embroidery Work

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Peasant Woman Demonstrates Heavy Beaded Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse The Romanian peasant women were spending the cold winter days at home, sewing their clothes. Each one of them had a single goal: to be the most beautiful girl at the prom. They were not showing the blouse to anyone, protecting ...

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Exploring 18th Century Inhabited Romanian Traditional House from Bucovina

Romanian Traditional House

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+A Romanian Traditional House From XVIIIth Century Exploring the Romanian countryside is a rewarding adventure. In the old villages one can find true gems hidden in plain view. It felt like we found a treasury. And we did. The house is described in a book from 1950, “Old Houses from Bucovina”. Unlike many ...

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82-YO Romanian Loom Weaver Still In-Service Makes Folk Skirts for Village Community

Romanian Artisan

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+82-YO Romanian Loom Weaver Still In-Service Makes Folk Skirts for Village Community In the region of Bucovina, the folk skirt worn as part of the Romanian costume, is a rectangular piece of cloth, woven on a loom, featuring woven stripes pattern. It is wrapped around the waist and fastened at one ...

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