Artistic sewing and weaving

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 are skills learned in the family from generation to generation and represented a part of the Romanian woman’s main occupation. From the daily clothes to those for special occasions and to the textiles that “dressed” their house, everything was made by the hard-working hands of the Romanian women from the village. The materials used are: the cotton, the natural silk, the flax, the wool, especially for the textiles for the interior (towels, carpets).

The handmade textures can be executed using very complicated techniques, high quality pieces being obtained. The homemade carpets are often used inside the house, on the walls for decoration. In Moldova there are different types of carpets: kilim and oriental. The oriental type, also named “rug” is different by the traditional oriental carpet through the smaller density of the knots and the bigger length of the threads.

Regarding the decoration, the rugs in Moldavia, have more pronounced borders with models representing little branches that repeat in ranges in order to create a life tree. Famous centres for the traditional artistic textures exist in Bucovina at Ciocanesti and Carlibaba.

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