International Day at the Astra Museum

This weekend, between June 24 and 26, the Astra Museum invites the residents of Sibiu to celebrate the International Day of Ia. This year, the program will be held in the textile sector of the Open Air Museum of Dumbrava Sibuloi, where the doors of 8 traditional houses will be opened. Here 36 folk craftsmen and creators will be present, who will exhibit and sell their products, folk costumes – Roman, Saxon, Hungarian, toys, ornaments, ceramics.

There will also be 12 interactive workshops, supported by folk craftsmen, restorers, and museum painters, which will consist of embroidered Saxon appliqués and ribbons, sewn on cholera markers, weaving, ornament and bead-making, wool felt and goat hair weaving, drawn on traditional glass motifs from Any braided chestnut. At the same time, a guide will be given on the story of wool from wool to fabric: processing of raw materials, tools, techniques, decoration.

Accompanied by Rosalis, Sanzenelli who are preparing to announce the solstice and summer Saint John, the Open Air Museum of Dumbrava Sibiului, once again, enters the magical world of IEI. This year we chose to celebrate the event in the lawns and courtyards of the home textile sector of the Astra Museum in Dumbrava Sibuloi. The streets of the old village are brimming with artisans, and the story of their craft becomes a meeting place for the community dedicated to and inspired by it. Freshly grassed lawns transform into the most beautiful outdoor scene, and a perfect host to ancient customs and contemporary technologies alike. For three days, we invite the audience to be a scholar and researcher of traditions and customs. On Ia Day, visitors sample stories, sit on benches and feed pancakes with summer dichis. Here it is worth learning the story of the thread-hugging weaving even from those who live, research, and carry on the tradition: folk craftsmen, museum painters, restorers. Illustrative and interactive workshops will be held in the backyards, ranging from wool-cutting and various weaving workshops, to workshops of flower printing on textiles or dyed in natural colors, crafted motifs, embroidered motifs for example, felt, metal drawing, and painting. On glass or leather processing. On the streets will be the exhibition of objects, traditional objects, contemporary design, flowers and woven baskets. We are also taking a step towards contemporary by having a private photo booth and…more and more! “, Simona Tolsio, clerk at the Astra Museum said.

Among the events in this year’s program are the reconstruction of the customs of Sânziene, Drăgaică and Căluș (Friday, June 24), the awarding of the title of Living Human Treasure to Mrs. Maria Ciucă of Poiana Sibiului, a walk in IE with cycling. (Saturday, June 25) and Hora by Sânziene (Sunday, June 26). International Aya Day is celebrated on June 24 by Sânziene, and was started in 2013 by the La Blouse Roumaine online community.

A complete program for your international day

Friday 24 June 2022

religious services

Interval: 9.30 – 11.45

Venue: Dritia Church

Reconstruction of Sanzen customs in Sibiu

Interval: 12.00 – 12.15

Participants: “Călușarii” ensemble, Rinari, Sibiu Province

Venue: Boyana, in front of the Dritia Church

Reconstruction of Drăgaică and Călu customs from Teleorman . County

Interval: 12.30 – 13.30

Participants: “Pejoreii de la Troianul”, Troianu, County Teleorman

Venue: Boyana, in front of the Dritia Church

Demonstration and interactive workshops: Atelier des Sanzine: wreaths and crosses

Interval: 10.30 – 14.00

Participants: Anna Maria Nikolai, Raluca Mirecho, Camelia Clegg

Venue: Boyana, in front of the Dritia Church

Workshop with stories. Old Photo Gallery: When AI was a part of everyday life;

Opening hours: from 11 am to 4 pm

Participants: Avrig Library Seat, Avrig, Sibiu . County

Venue: Simon’s House, Bran Municipality, Bra .ov District

At home, at the origins – Fugrao County, a traveling documentary exhibition

Opening hours: from 11 am to 4 pm

Participants: Ţara Făgăraș . Community Foundation

Location: textile sector

# Expopina. From the board to the shirt.

Interval: 10.00 – 18.00

Venue: Pavilion of the Multicultural Museum, Hall 1

Saturday 25 June 2022

The second exhibition, traditional objects, contemporary design, flowers and woven baskets

Interval: 10.00 – 20.00

Location: textile sector

Awarded the title of Living Human Treasure – Maria Ciecho, Poiana Sibiului, Sibiu Province

Interval: 11.45

Venue: Pastoral house with wool-making workshop, Poiana Sibiului, Sibiu Province

Creative and illustrative workshops, sitting type

Opening hours: from 11 am to 5 pm

Participants: Sewing Banner Group, Sibiu Olympic Community, Rinari Seats

Location: textile sector

At home, in the origins – Făgăraș County, traveling exhibition

Interval: 10.00 – 20.00

Participants: Ţara Făgăraș . Community Foundation

Location: textile sector

Interactive demonstration and workshops

The Story of Wool: From Thread to Cloth, Workshop Curated by Mihaela Gergill and Raluka Iloyi, Museum Painters, Astra Museum

Embroidery workshop for example, coordinated by Raluca Mirițoiu, restorer, Astra Museum

Saxon Ribbon Embroidery Workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Rodica Espace, Avrege, Sibiu Province

Tricolor weaving workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Parasheva Arseny, Jura Rawloy, Sibiu Province

Natural coloring workshop. Tinctorial Plants coordinated by Iulia Teodorescu, restorer, Astra Museum

Bead-making workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Dana Katuna, Guerla, Cluj Province

Felt-making workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Tania Katuna, Guerla, Cluj Province

Metallurgical workshop with traditional motifs, coordinated by folk craftsmen Natalia Stoica, Chinari, County of Mauritius

Glass painting workshop with traditional motifs such as, coordinated by Camelia Clegg, the restorer, Astra Museum

Opinci making workshop, coordinated by Ana-Maria Nicolae, restorer, ASTRA Museum

Goat hair weaving workshop, coordinated by Elena Bapu with Reray Tudor and Ciprien Alexandru Babu, Folk Craftsman, Buzau, Buzau Province

Gaiter knitting workshop, coordinated by the famous artisan Valeria Neufert, Braków, Braków Province

Opening hours: from 11 am to 5 pm

Place: Home Textile

Creative and interactive workshops to reinterpret traditions using new technologies; Grandma’s Dowry Box – Photo Studio

Opening hours: from 11 am to 5 pm

Venues: Home Workshop with Sergi, Spagna, Maramuri Province

audio and video documentation space; Movie Shows

Interval: 10.00 – 20.00

Venue: Al Balad Gallery

Consulting Workshops: Take care of your AI with Iulia Teodorescu – Astra Museum restorer

Interval: 10.00 – 12.00; 14.00 – 16.00

Venue: Home Garment Processing Workshop, Telica, Sibiu Province

Tasting with Tasting Illustrative Workshops

Starting with hours: 12.00.000

Preparations: Saxon rhubarb cake, Fencer, cherry compote

Location: textile sector

Ride in IE with Coquettish Bicycles

Interval: 15.00 – 15.30 – stylish bikes meeting in the youth park

15:30 – 17:00 – Walking in IE with Coquettish Bicycles on the road Parcul Tineretului – Open Air Museum in Dumbrava Sibiului.

Venue: Tentertoluy Park – Dombrava Sibule Open Air Museum

IE excursion with Coquettish bikes

Interval: 17:00 – 18:00

Venue: Glade area in the textile sector

Music Shows

Interval: 12.00

Participants: Ili Miko Folk School of Arts and Crafts Sibiu

Interval: 17.00

Participants: Sibiu State Orchestra

Interval: 18.00

Participants: pistol

Interval: 19.00

Participants: Charlie Velmay, The Crocodile Paradox

Venue: Glade area in the textile sector

# Expopina. From the board to the shirt.

Interval: 10.00 – 18.00

Venue: Pavilion of the Multicultural Museum, Hall 1

Sunday 26 June 2022

religious services

Interval: 9.30 – 11.45

Location: crowded church

The second exhibition, traditional objects, contemporary design, flowers and woven baskets

Interval: 10.00 – 18.00

Location: textile sector

Workshop with stories. Old Photo Gallery: When Ea was a part of everyday life

Opening hours: from 11 am to 4 pm

Participants: Avrig Library Seat, Avrig, Sibiu . County

Venue: Simon’s House, Bran Municipality, Bra .ov District

At home, in the origins – Făgăraș County, traveling exhibition

Interval: 10.00 – 20.00

Participants: Ţara Făgăraș . Community Foundation

Location: textile sector

Illustrative and interactive workshops

The Story of Wool: From Thread to Cloth, Workshop Curated by Mihaela Gergill and Raluka Iloyi, Museum Painters, Astra Museum

Embroidery workshop for example, coordinated by Raluca Mirițoiu, restorer, Astra Museum

Stitched necklace banner workshop, coordinated by Raluca Mirițoiu, restorer, Astra Museum

Snack weaving workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Rodica Espace, Avrege, Sibiu

Tricolor weaving workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Parasheva Arseny, Jura Rawloy, Sibiu Province

Workshop for floral printing on textile and eco-printing, coordinated by Iulia Teodorescu, restorer, Astra Museum

Bead-making workshop, coordinated by folk craftsman Dana Katuna, Guerla, Cluj Province

Felt workshop, felt making, coordinated by folk craftsman Tania Katuna, Guerla, Cluj Province

Metallurgical workshop with traditional motifs, coordinated by folk craftsmen Natalia Stoica, County Morris

Glass painting workshop with traditional motifs such as, coordinated by Camelia Clegg, the restorer, Astra Museum

Leatherworking workshop (bracelets with traditional motifs), coordinated by Anna Maria Nikolai, restorer, Astra Museum

Gaiter knitting workshop, coordinated by the famous artisan Valeria Neufert, Braków, Braków Province

Opening hours: from 11 am to 5 pm

Place: Home Textile

Creative and interactive workshops to reinterpret traditions using new technologies; Grandma’s Dowry Box – Photo Studio

Venues: Home Workshop with Sergi, Spagna, Maramuri Province

audio and video documentation space; Movie Shows

Interval: 10.00 – 20.00

Venue: Al Balad Gallery

Consulting Workshops: Take care of your AI with Iulia Teodorescu – Astra Museum restorer

Interval: 10.00 – 12.00; 14.00 – 16.00

Venue: Home Garment Processing Workshop, Telica, Sibiu Province

Tasting with Tasting Illustrative Workshops

Starting with hours: 12.00.000

Preparations: Saxon rhubarb cake, Fencer, cherry compote

Places: Home Garment Processing Workshop, Telica, Sibiu Province

Sanzen watch

Interval: 12.00 – 13.30

Participants: Folk School of Arts and Crafts “Eli Miko” Sibiu

Location: crowded church

# Expopina. From the board to the shirt.

Interval: 10.00 – 18.00

Venue: Pavilion of the Multicultural Museum, Hall 1

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