In times when traditional customs are slowly starting to fade away and to be forgotten by the younger generations, in Romania there are still communities of people that keep true to their origins. It’s not easy work, giving up on the comfort that modern technology offers and choose instead time-consuming techniques to bring to life what you want, isn’t it?

But customs are meant to be passed down from generation to generation, so here is a list of traditional crafts and occupations that still run in the families of people in Romanian countryside.

 

Weaving

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Weaving

Blacksmithing

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Blacksmithing

Leather crafting

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Leather crafting

Spinning wool

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Spinning wool

Coppersmithing

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Coppersmithing

Pottery

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Pottery

Woodcarving

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Woodcarving

Milling

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Milling

Brickmaking

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Brickmaking

Straw basket making

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Straw basket making

Painting Easter eggs

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Painting eggs

Glass making

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Making glass

Traditional clothes-making

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Traditional clothes

Coal mining

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Coal mining

Shepherding

Traditional Crafts and Occupations - Shepherding

 

If you’re interested in taking park in any of these traditional crafts and occupations that are still performed in Romania, we can happily arrange for you a meeting with local craftsmen in one of our memorable cultural or rural tours!

Have you performed any of these crafts before? Which one is your favorite? Tell us all about your experience in the comments below!

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