The Romanian tradition
The Romanian tradition - is a source of World Of Gobelins. One of the fundamental traits of the Romanian country is the folk culture in all its varieties. The folklore represents for the people of Romania a way of life, handed down from father to son, from mother to daughter, from generation to generation. There are a lot of tradition which are well preserved from ancient times, such as those concerning the basic events of the life: birth, wedding, death, the winter holidays, the Easter traditions, the celebration of spring etc. But what really impress the foreigner who visits Romania is the materialization of the folk culture.
Painting with the needle into gobelin dots – also called gobelin embroidery – has always been very attractive. Gobelins are considered to be real “paintings” in threads, rendering landscapes and style vegetal motifs, mythological, religious and historical themes, famous paintings reproductions, portraits or original creations with a decorative character. These gobelins are made “following a scheme” and the quality of the gobelin is ensured by the canvas and the threads, with water-resistant colors which don’t lose in intensity in time or under sunlight.
The Romanian people have always been and will always be a Christian people, celebrating God and His wonders in the numerous monasteries spread all over the country. They are famous for their icons and paintings, making them unique and picturesque, as veiled in an archaic fragrance which captures the visitor.
An example of art and sensibility is the Gobelin tapestry spread all over the country, whichis a true emblem of the Romanian sou l.The processing is done on 100 meshes/cm2 canvas using the Norwegian dot gobelin technique, the petit dot (little dot) sewing, or a combination of both. The little dot gobelin embroidery is done with the threads in two (or using two of the six threads of the muline threads), and the Norwegian gobelin dot is done with the thread in three and two close stitches over two canvas threads. The skill and devotion of the Romanian artists, as well as their craftsmanship, transform these gobelins into genuine masterpieces, where art and the skill of using the needle and the threads go hand in hand.