I love handmade – to see, buy and sometimes make.
Because in those crafted objects people put a part of their soul. And also because handmade items take us out of the crowd and help us fight against monotony.

I can say we, Romanians, have a certain tradition in handmade. Romanian villages are full of artisans or ordinary people who craft a rich range of handmade items starting from traditional clothing, wood kitchen and household objects, pottery, to carved wood gates, leather or knitted items.

Many of these peasant artists bring their “collections” to the Peasant Fairs organised at The Romanian Peasant Museum or Village Museum in Bucharest on different occasions: Martisor, Easter, Christmas, and so on.

They are also invited to the fairs in Romexpo Exhibition Center or in Cismigiu Gardens and other areas of Bucharest where such events take place from time to time. And being a frequent visitor of these fairs I can tell you they‘re really crowded with people!

A modern “branch” of handmade has “conquered” little by little our urban space and a new trend has been set: handmade fairsBreslo is one of the most known organizers, and also an online shop which brings together many of the handmade producers.

A special mention for one of my favourite handmade online shops, Zaza Studio Design.

Read more:
Martisor and the celebration of Spring
The Romanian peasant museum in Bucharest
Bucharest’s growing organic food fairs

About the author

Carmen was born and raised in Bucharest, the city where she currently lives. She worked in the Sales Department of a radio station for 15 years. Along with some friends, Carmen recently founded a small company that deals with website development and online promotion. She loves English, listening to music, establishing connections and meeting new people and has a real passion for Ireland. Carmen is attracted by foreign cultures and she likes very much to travel (whenever it is possible!)