Monday, October 17, 2011

World Beaders: Romania

This month I’d like to give a big welcome to readers from Romania!

Romania is the ninth largest country in Europe, and is nestled between Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Once a part of the Roman and Ottoman Empires, and occupied by the Soviet Union, Romania is also thought to be the home of one of the earliest human settlements in Europe. Some of the oldest human remains known were located in Pestera cu Oase, or The Cave with Bones.

the girl who sells beads

Sighisoara

Romanian traditional Easter eggs


Romania is also home to the region of Transylvania. Long associated with vampires and the occult thanks to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Transylvania in fact has a rich and vibrant culture. Formerly ruled by Hungary and Austria, the literal meaning of Transylvania is “The land on the far side of the forest”. It is home to one of the largest gothic churches in Europe - The Black Church.

Romania Photo Collage

1. Sighisoara, 2. #014 - A Locally Owned Store (non-chain), 3. The bust of Queen Mary of Romania in Alba Iulia, 4. Romania,
5. Traditional Romanian Dress, 6. Lenutsa (L) and Petrutsa (r) Estr flwr sales, 7. Romania, Bihar area, 8. Hand-made beads from the souvenir lane


Happy beading, Romania!

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4 comments:

  1. Hello! Welcome to Romania. It have been a missunderstanding: Romania never was part of Soviet Union.

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  2. How interesting! And those eggs, that's exactly how I do my bead art, except I do mine on clay pot rims. From all the way around the world, we both had similar ideas!

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  3. Those eggs are made ​​of wood, covered with a layer of wax, and beads are set in it.They are specific north-east area of Romania (SUCEAVA)and are very popular on Easter !
    Thank you for sowing the beauty of my country !

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