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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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Hutsuls – Romanian Mountain Men from North Carpathians

Romanian Craftsmen

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+They built lonely dwellings in the mountains, away from people and laws, and worked their way to freedom with their own hands. Hutsuls, also known as “the Carpathian Slavic tribes”, are Ukrainian communities of mountain men who settled in North Romania centuries back. Read Also Shake Roofing – A Trade ...

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The Romanian Wooden Spoon Carver – Home and Workshop

Spoon Carving

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Traditional Wood Craftsman Demonstrates Spoon Carving You can tell so much about a person by the way he builds his fence. Tall fences, stone walls indicate a need for privacy, while a short fence lets you see inside someone’s yard. This is so common for the traditional houses from Bucovina. They ...

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The Craft of an Authentic Master Cooper

Traditional Artisans

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditGoogle+Traditional Artisans Old Crafts – Master Cooper Wooden Barrel Making It was one of those days when we were wandering round the villages, heading north to the village of Straja, looking to spend the day with traditional artisans. There are amazing views in Bucovina, mountains with very tall trees, but there is one ...

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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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