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[12 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Icons on wood and glass: the craftsman Cecilia Haisan

The arts are the soul of a nation, the flowers that are coming out through the vegetation of the earth coloring its glades over which she is the maaster. Folk artists are those who are building and leading on the traditional crafts heritage in a land like ours. Member of the Association of Craftsmen of Moldova, Cecilia Haisan is the artisan who learned the art of glass painting at the School of Arts in Piatra Neamt, under the guidance of plastic artist Doina Daschievici.
Soon she became famous with his works displayed at …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Craftsmen Ștefan Grigoriu

Artisan Ştefan Grigoriu, lives in Targu Neamt, is 55 years old and is the grandson of the famous master of Târpeşti, creator of ethnographic museum, Nicolae Popa. To carve and make masks, learned under his guidance, passion for craft probably comes from him, but from his uncles also, who are famous carpenters in Petricani. “I attended the ITB Fair, 2015 in Berlin (World`s Leading Travel Trade Show, this year 4th to 8th of March) with my products and I have been successful,” says modestly, showing us the various items made, in which …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Craftsman Maria Robu

We found craftsman Maria Robu at the Children’s Club from commune Sabaoani at Circle of tapestry where a group of children within primary school from the village, dressed in folk costumes and organized in workshops, were preparing wool yarn, were knitting, were weaving at the vertical and horizontal looms, at tambour, were working at tapestry, at the tapestry made of nodes, were working on frames, were painting on canvas. It is the only commune in the county that has a Kids Club. We found that, in total, in the club Tapestry Circle …

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[19 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ciprian Istrate

He was born on Petricani, Neamt County on 16th of July, 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Orthodox Theology “Dumitru Stăniloae” within “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Department of Sacred Art – Religious Painting. He dedicates himself, in 1990, to the painting of icons and wall painting (fresco) a few years later, a road that walked and walks with faith in what he does and in God. Ciprian Istrate had as mentors Michelangelo and Morosanu brothers from Suceava which recognizes their merit in its formation. Since 1996 participates in national …

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[29 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Craftsmen Maria Mihalachi

The custom according to wich the bride had to do for dowry, among other home textiles and carpets made with her hands, contributed to the perpetuation of tradition in craftsmanship of weaving.

In commune Bălţăteşti from Neamt County, this trade is carried on by craftsman Maria Mihalachi. Worthy continuator of this popular art, along with several other women from the village, she puts in woven objects not only traditional patterns specific to the area where she was born and lives, but also their own imagination. Performs various fabrics with cotton warp and …

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[20 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Handicraft Manufacturer Masks – Vasile Ciocârlan

I met the popular craftsman Vasile Ciocârlan, from Ştefan cel Mare village at the Christmas Fair, held at Piatra Neamț, in December 2014. Looking at the exposure of the products made for valorification, you realize that he is carrying on the craft masks. Being born and raised in the village, where the traditions, customs and rituals, especially traditional holidays are better preserved and more intensely felt, Vasile Ciocârlan made a pastime occupation of manufacturing a variety of masks – having an pronounced ironic sense, ingenuity and craftsmanship, thus expressing his …