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 fairs. Breslo 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.
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