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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Maria Mihalachi – Local Artisan from Baltatesti Commune, Neamt County

In Baltatesti Commune from Neamt County the craft of weaving is carry on by the local artisan Maria Mihalachi. Neamt County has a multitude of traditional crafts and also people willing to keep it alive. One of the crafts for which Neamt County is famous is the craft of weaving.
This old tradition from Neamt County spread mainly because of an old folk custom according to which the bride had to offer at the wedding carpets handmade by her. This is why this craft evolved inside the traditional Romanian houses and …

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[6 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Local artisan Ionela Lungu from Humulesti, Neamt County

Ionela Lungu is a local artisan from Humulesti village (a place near Targu Neamt, from Neamt County) that manages to create handmade objects inspired by stories by Ion Creanga (the greatest storyteller of Romania). She lives a few houses away from where Ion Creanga lived and she has a real passion for everything related to this great writer. That is why she tries to share this passion with other people by creating clay figurines that represent characters created by Ion Creanga, like: ant Marioara, Pacala, Mos Nichifor Cotcarul, Mos Ion …

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[30 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Maria Robu – local artisan from Sabaoani commune, Neamt County

Sabaoani commune is the biggest rural settlement from Neamt County and also one of the oldest and biggest Catholic communities from Moldova. With a population of over 11.000 people, Sabaoani commune is located in the north-east of Neamt County, at about 8 km to the north from Roman.
Here, in this historic place, the old ways of crafting the objects used in traditional households are kept alive by local artisans. The most common crafts in Sabaoani are weaving and spinning used to produce different fabrics. These traditional handmade objects are made …

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[19 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rodica Ciocartau – Local artisan from Neamt County

In Neamt county, Romanian folk traditions are kept alive by the skill and effort of the local artisans. These people manage to recreate objects that were once usual objects that could be found in any traditional Romanian house but now are having more an ornamental role.
Rodica Ciocartau from Pipirig commune, Boboiesti village is one of the local artisans from Neamt County that keeps alive the traditional process of making fabrics and that has her own workshop. She works with traditional tools after traditional fabric patterns. In her workshop Rodica Ciocartan …