Romanian traditions - part 2

Romanian traditional sandal maker

At the end of the last month (on 27th October 2012) I was asked to drive someone at a fair, 50 km away from my town. He told me the traditional craftsmen from Slatina will be there. For me, it is always a joy to meet this people. But, usually, at this fairs nothing especially happens. Every participant is trying to sell the products of their work, but often this is a hard endeavor. Not many are interested in traditional things.

Romanian traditional sandal making

As a young boy, I loved to eat in clay bowls and plates. Nowadays, there are few the ones who still does that. It true, a traditional clay bowl is not perfect like a modern glass or ceramic bowl, but for me is a bond with the old way of living of our ancestors. Plus, the food stay warm longer :)

Romanian traditional wood carver

A great surprise awaited me at this fair. Many craftsmen were invited here, and a few were dressed in romanian traditional peasant clothing (for work) and begun to show how traditional items are made. I congratulated myself for bringing the camera with me and I start to shoot.

Romanian traditional wooden spoon making

Potter making traditional houses miniatures

I feel this is my way of recording and conserving a dying art and ancient tradition. Many of this were lost and we are about to loose a lot more. This is a part of our history, a part of our identity as a people. I think this is always something to keep, to show our children and everyone who does not know it!

Wood carving

Photo credits: Razvan Nicolescu.
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November 15, 2012

Thank you for sharing !


November 14, 2012

Good work,Razvan!Congratulations!If you look carefully in my portfolio,you will find some interesting photos with Romanian tradition!Thank you!


November 13, 2012

Nice blog, thanks for sharing. Traditions tell the history of population.


November 13, 2012

Thanks for sharing! Great images!


November 13, 2012

Nice !


November 13, 2012

Thanks Yaoyu! The frozen bench was a nice accident :)


November 13, 2012

Nice story, Razvan. It is the first time I see hand making sandal in a picture. I like your FROZEN BENCH too!


November 13, 2012

Great photos with historical significance. Thanks for sharing!