Ethnography and Folk Art

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Carpenter's trade

An old and important skill is the carpenter's trade, that needs not only tools for the wood carving in order to built dwellings and shelters but also technical knowledge of joining, raising and orientation. A settlement known for this kind of occupation is Brusturoasa in Bacau as well as Somanesti village in Gorj. Two typical traditional artistic Romanian trades are also...

Black ceramics

The pottery is assured by the Romanian people's continuity in this territory, the pottery tradition existing since the Dacian age to nowadays. The ceramics articles distinguish through the forms' elegance and the decoration. The traditional ceramics is shaped at the wheel. Its burning is usually made in horizontal stoves through two techniques: with oxidation and without...

Artistic sewing, weaving & Carpets

The Romanian folk art is especially famous for the numerous traditional skills: weaving, the wood's artistic processing, the icon painting, the eggs' colouring, pottery, the folk masks' manufacturing.The artistic weaving has a special place in the traditional handicraft art. The artistic weaving and sewing were skills made in the family and represented a part of the...

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