Rich Presentation at Folk Craft Fair, XXIX Edition

On Friday, the 29th edition of the Exhibition of Folk Craftsmen from Romania opened in Nicolae Belcescu Park, an exhibition organized by the Museum of the Country of Crichorelor – Museum Complex in partnership with Bihor County Council, Oradea City Hall, and Bihor County. Cultural Center and Directorate of Bihor County Council of Culture and Association “Friends of the Krikurilor Country Museum”.

Of the 124 folk craftsmen present at the fair, many of them went to previous courses, but ten of them attended for the first time. Among those from Berettyóújfalu: Lazarciuc Gergő Istvan with leatherwork and Sárközi Bela Józsefné with Podiri. Ottava Maria, from Ezvare, Neamt Province, also attended the fair for the first time, bringing many dolls with him. The oldest participant, from the first edition, is the master potter Maté Denis, with the fine ceramic corundum (Harghita) not missing either.

Among the many objects on display in the exhibition are wood carvings installed in glass by Arvai Alexandru of Sighetu Marmaţiei, wooden barrels brought by Cîra Ionel from Avram Iancu (Albă), reed braids made by Perva Constantin from Ineu (Arad) or paper braids brought by Docze Eva from Sântandrei.

Regarding necklaces made of beads and ornaments, the offer is rich and can be found in Papruza Ana, Roman Floare, Crâşmar Maria from Baia Mare (Maramureş), in Ggîrlovan Ludmila from Chişinău, Borsos Maria Elena from Sânmartin (Bihor), Ştiube Viorica from Dobreşti Or Konig Maria, Tuth Beată and Buda Florina from Oradea. Folk craftsman Dogaro Gladiola from Beiuş brought beaded bracelets as well as the famous Binše cojoc.

Parlui Victoria of Chisinau creates decorative ceramic pieces, and Ardelean Eva of Oradea makes ornaments and decorative objects. Folk craftsmen from Valea Mare (Vâlcea) excel at making wooden blades: Stan Dumitru, Lepidatto Iordan, Lepidato Iordan, and Joschato Iordan.

There is also a large selection of icons painted on wood in the gallery. Among the famous craftsmen who made it: Bas Claudia from Ponecht (Arad), Nygoy-Theodor Adrian from Barlogini (Mahdini), Groza Stefan from Baia Marie, Ciopano Ionic and Ciobano Eliana from Craiova, Vlad Eliana from Sjolmartín Jiu.

“Now you’re just a patriot.”

A remarkable figure is the folk craftsman Kobel Domytro from Vladimirescu, Arad province, who brought carved wooden spoons and spindles to the market. At the age of seventy-seven, he tells the story with great interest, but is also sad that he has no one to pass on this craft to him.

“There were not many craftsmen who worked anymore, and young men went to other countries to work. I had a few apprentices, but they went to Denmark, England, for something profitable. It is no longer profitable here. In the old days, you could live from this “Ten years ago it was a hobby, and now you are just my patriot. Nobody in the country makes spoons like me. I get raw spoons from Bbeni near Horezu Then, on one spoon I do seven to eight operations, and three more. Wood carving is not deep, It is stained and remains dark in color. The places where it remains lighter, with its natural color, are put on the shelves. Then watered with water so that it can be painted. Not even the craftsmen from Targu Jiu, where the land of the craftsmen was, can find apprentices either,” says the craftsman.

Manuli Konstantin also made carved wooden spoons from Ramenko Falcia, Morar Ioan from Cluj-Napoca and Dusan Novicic from Serbia, they settled for many years in Timisoara.

The Omari Dean of the exhibition is Mrs. Sucio Vittoria from Kojokna (Cluj), who is 91 years old. She brought with her that she would love to tell us how she made it and how easy it would be to make if she learned this craft. Next at the age of ninety, the potter Borza Peter of Opracha, Hunedoara District.

buttons shirt

Besides the two, they also offer a mate Aurelia from Gârda de Sus (Alba). “I came to the Folk Craftsmen’s Fair in Oradea because I liked the fair’s organizers and the locals very much. At the fair I show a T-shirt with a ciupag on it, which was a symbol of identity for the Romanians from Transylvania and was worn before 1860. I weave the cloth, make pleats, make four threads on top, and four Yarns at the bottom, and at the top of the pleats, I sewed a ciupag (seam on your chest.) My grandmother wore such a shirt when she was a bride, and she would take it out of the drawer and tell us: You do not know, dear mother, how stupid I was with this shirt! In the old days, girls sewed every shirt they married with.With the button-down shirt, Zadia was worn with a chased body and a waistcoat.Women up to the age of 50 wore the shirt with a red collar, aged 50-60, wore it red and the hem in a color Black, and only those over 60 wear it in black. I’m the coordinator at the sewing school in garda de sus and all the kids in garda know how to sew and sew. Not all of them know how to make chupag, but they really like it. All the teachers from school come to Here with their children to learn the craft,” says Mattie Aurelia.

You can find paintings with naive drawings by Mihai Dascălu from Oradea, paintings by Pătru Nicolae by Furnicoşi (Argeş) or Dan Dorel from Alesd.

Ceramica de Horezu is well represented by Iorga Gheorghe, Mischiu Ştefan, Mischiu Constantin and Bâscu Gheorghe. He is represented by Bihor Hash Petro from Fado Krishlui and Bush Raoul from Leheceni.

Hunting horns can be found at Vitz Tiberiu in Cluj-Napoca and at Silveszter Ferenc in Odorheiu Secuiesc. Straw hats are perfect for a heat wave. There is no shortage of felt masks and slippers and watches or painted eggs brought in from Iaşi or Paltino (Suceava). Regarding musical instruments, you can buy whistles, ocarinas, reeds made by Albu Marin from Dobroteşti (Teleorman), violins with trumpets made by Mihuţ Marius from Cihei, drums, trumpets, telences and whistles made by Egyed Francisc from Finiş. Wooden toys brought by Alexeev Maxim from Moldova Nouă (Republic of Moldova) and Bedő Zoltán from Odorheiu Secuiesc are also distinctive toys.

Glassmaker Rotar Alexandru from Târgu Mureş or tanners Tălmaciu Alexandru from Cugir and Jano Jozsef from Sfântu Gheorghe are also not missing. The semi-precious stone ornaments were brought by Gorduza Andrei from Baia Mare and Cornel Crăciun from Bucharest. Let us not forget the creations of the associations in which children with disabilities are active: the Oradea “Down” Association, the Edera Dei Center and the Alsterdorf Association.

There are also sea buckthorn products from organic crops, products based on honey and gingerbread on display.

“It is an edition that mostly preserves the look and the way it has been done from previous years. We have tried to continue what started many years ago and to bring it this year to the standards established by this gallery, where everyone who loves the beautiful, the original and is satisfied with what they find in the show can be found Folk craftsmen present at the exhibition,” says Dr.

The exhibition will be open today until 20.00 and on Sunday until 19.00. In the evening, folk music performances with folk bands and soloists from Bihor County are held on stage in Bolشيescu Park.

Folk crafts fair program 2022

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