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Vanishing craftsmen: leatherworkers, blacksmiths, farriers and wheelwrights

Author(s): Maria Barna (Spătariu)
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies, Customs / Folklore, Preservation, Education and training, Culture and social structure
Published by: ASTRA Museum
Keywords: crafts; handicraftsman; blacksmith; carpenter; wheelwright; joiner; tradition preservation; economy; workshop; wood; iron; leather;

Summary/Abstract: In Romania, traditional crafts have been passing a continuous decline due to the social, economic and industrial changes. The situation of the utilitarian non-artistic crafts is even more desperate and only few blacksmiths, carpenters, wheelwrights and joiners still practice their crafts in Sibiu county`s villages. Most of the handicraftsman are old and there is almost no one else willing to learn from them; they have fewer and fewer clients and they face difficulties in selling their products and in securing raw products.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2011
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 81-98
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Romanian