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Peasant Women Often Compete To Craft Stunning Romanian Blouses

Bead Embroidery

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses Traditional clothing didn’t go out of style in the region of Bucovina. The resurgence of village social events is fuelling the demand for unique costumes. In the village of Iaslovăț, women often compete to craft the most stunning Romanian blouses. Like many ...

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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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How to Make a Wooden Yarn Swift in Impossible Bottle

Yarn Swift

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+How to Make a Wooden Yarn Swift in Impossible Bottle Disclaimer  This is intended for people of legal drinking age The first rays of sunrise burst through the morning haze. The village is still immersed in fog, the only thing visible over the thin veil is an old wooden church tower. As ...

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Making of Traditional Wooden Gates in The Land of Wood

traditional wooden gates

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+When it comes to visiting Maramureș, many travelers fantasize about walking along the massive carved gates beautifully aligned on the alleys. Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains. Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social ...

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Shake Roofing – A Trade Preserving The Carpathian Mountains Old Charm

Shake Roofing

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Shake Roofing – A Trade Preserving The Carpathian Mountains Old Charm Much of the charm and splendor of Maramureș lies into the heart of the villages, where massive carved wooden gates guard robust traditional houses of yesteryear. The abundance of timber has driven interest in woodworking among men, who have ...

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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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