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8 Traditional Interiors of Rural Romanians in all of Their Storied, Rustic Glory

Romanian Traditional Interiors

Traditional interiors encompass stuff produced by inhabitants who have a proud tradition of making things for themselves. Their homes are layered with folk art made of natural materials such as sheepskin, wood, hemp, cotton and wool, which were not intended to be “art for art’s sake” at the time of their creation, but rather utilitarian ...

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The Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets

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

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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9 Original Romanian Souvenirs to Take Home from Bucharest

Romanian Souvenirs

Finding original Romanian souvenirs to take home with you shouldn’t be hard work. Throughout history, a great diversity of traditions and customs have flourished in this land, most of which still go on. However, when sorting through the abundance of souvenirs on offer, you may have trouble separating out the fake from the genuine. ...

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Where to Find Original Romanian Handicrafts in Bucharest

Romanian Handicrafts

Where to Find Authentic Romanian Handicrafts in Bucharest Romania, with it’s rich folk traditions, has plenty of traditional handicrafts: ceramics, folk costumes, woodworks, painted eggs, leatherwork. Although Romania’s breeding ground for folk traditions is the countryside, Bucharest does have traditional local markets and shopping areas where you can find locally ...

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Earliest Writing Clues on the Romanian Traditional Houses

Earliest Writing

Earliest Writing Clues on the Romanian Traditional Houses Burnt clay tablets discovered in the village of Tărtăria – claimed to represent the earliest writing system in the world Ethnographic studies indicate the presence of ancient symbols used in architectural ornamentation, in embroidery, on ceramics, symbols that can be found on hundreds ...

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