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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
The local artisan Ciocarlan Vasile from Stefan cel Mare commune

In Stefan cel Mare commune from Neamt County, the local artisan Ciocarlan Vasile practices the crafts of masks creation. He uses his ingenuity to create a variety of masks that criticize the society. The crafts of traditional masks is an old tradition. These objects are mainly used in customs connected to the winter celebrations.
Ciocarlan Vasile creates masks that have a variety of forms. These creations are special because of their expressivity: the masks express greed, drunk, avarice, sloth. The masks represent old men and women, bears, goat head, ram and …

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[19 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
The local artisan Ciocarlan Elena from Stefan cel Mare commune

Ciocarlan Elena from Stefan cel Mare commune, Serbesti village is one of the local artisans that have a small workshop inside her own house. For almost 6 years she learned this craft of weaving with hemp, creating some interesting and beautiful objects.
Although this craft was practiced more by the women from the village, in time few kept the details and the secrets of creating these beautiful objects. Using the hemp rope to create interesting nodes is an art.
The artisan Ciocarlan Elena used old books to learn the basis of this …

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[23 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
The local artisan Vasile Gaman from Vanatori-Neamt commune

The artisan Vasile Gaman was born in 1936 in Lunca village, Vanatori-Neamt commune. He graduated from the Art and Trades School from Targu Neamt in 1954 and he specialized in wood sculpting and carpentry. Vasile Gaman dedicated his entire life to his passion: giving shape to wood and creating objects that remind us of the past life from the Romanian villages.
His dedication and passion for his work was rewarded after a 40 years career with the membership of Traditional Art Academy from Romania and “Carmen Saeculare” Cultural and Art Center.
His …

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[28 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
The local artisan Vasile Neamtu

Vasile Neamut from Vanatori commune, Nemtisor village is one of the local artisans that create in his workshop from his house traditional art objects. He inherited the skill of wood carving from his father but he also worked as a carpenter when he was young.
In his home you’ll also see all sorts of old object gathered from Nemtisor village to express the traditions and the history of this place. Vasile Neamtu manages to keep alive the local traditions and to transmit to younger generations the values of the traditional Romanian …

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Local Artisans from Neamt County

The local traditions and customs from Neamt County represent an eco over time of our roots. Here you’ll find a cradle of our folkloric culture, where testimonials leaved by those that lived in these parts are present and real. The spirit of our culture is kept alive by the local artisans from Neamt County and ensures continuity of our traditions and customs.
Tourists that come to visit Neamt County can buy fabrics made out of cotton, national suits, objects for the daily use made of ceramics, wooden sculpted objects, New Year’s …

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[27 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Ion Albu: Local Artisan from Timisesti commune, Neamt County

One of the local artisans from Neamt County that keeps alive Romanian traditions related to New Year’s Eve is Ion Albu from Timisesti commune. The celebration of New Year’s Eve is the most important moment when we celebrate the ending of another cycle in a traditional folkloric way.
From generations, people from Neamt County welcome the New Year with joy, gifts, traditional parties and traditional dances. These traditional manifestations are a symbol of the trust we put in the following year. The beginning of a new year it’s also a new …