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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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9 Places To Travel & Things To Do When You Visit Bucovina

Painted Monasteries Romania

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+9 Places To Travel & Things To Do When You Visit Bucovina Looking for a combo of urban and rural, local customs, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, tall forests, winter sports and mountains? Then you should plan your next trip to the region of Bucovina, northeast Romania. There’s a never ending ...

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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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Inside The Village Museum of Maramureș – Where Houses Tell Their Own Stories

Village Museum

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Most people don’t necessarily consider life in the country as something cool, fun or entertaining. A place where the old prevails is not somewhere you travel for fun, right? Well, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The countryside has plenty of surprises in store. And, as a rule of ...

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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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This is How They Did their Laundry in Rural Maramures

Rural Maramures

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+In old times, people used to wash their clothes in rivers, but in the rural Maramures they had their own way of doing the laundry. Before washing machines were invented, the people from Maramureș took their clothing to nearby rivers and used purpose-built primitive whirlpools. They are known as vâltori and have been around ...

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Traditional Costumes Dances and Things Found On Our Maramures Trip

Romanian Traditional Costumes

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Romanian Traditional Costumes, Dances and Things Found On Our Maramures Trip Since day one, the local people of Maramureș or moroșeni, as they are called, won us over with their hospitality. Our first interaction with the locals happened in the village of Săpânța. Before finding my feet, we were welcomed ...

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