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Artisans

The artisans who produce for us are part of the platform for traditional crafts and produce based on the philosophy and sustainability standard of FAIR CRAFT. All artisans practice a traditional craft that they have usually learned from their parents and grandparents. The production takes place in small workshops which are family run and where traditional methods are used. The very limited use of machines gives each product its own unique shape.

Caldarari

Emil jun., Emil sen. and Culita are our craftsmen who make brass and copper lids for our wine glasses. The lids are driven from sheet metal. Cutting, tapping, bending, heating, … the hundreds of blows with the hammer give the lids their unmistakable surface structure. Their last name Caldarari is also their job title. For […]

Emese Havadi

Ms. Havadi learned how to weave with the leaves of maize from her grandmother. As a child, she would often watch for hours and then gradually start doing it herself. Today she mainly weaves coasters and small baskets from corn leaves. It is important for this craft that the leaves are nice and long and […]

Alexandru Linguraru

Mr. Linguraru specializes in the production of the regionally typical “corfe”. His baskets are slightly smaller than those of Elena and the Subtirel family. He fetches the willows and hazelnut sticks for weaving on foot, as he does not have a horse-drawn cart. His grandchildren watch him closely at work because they also want to […]

Horatiu Oltean

Horatiu runs a small workshop in Medias with his father Laurean Oltean and employee Mr. Nicolae Muntean. He works continuously on the development of new products made of glass and is firmly convinced that the hundred-year-old tradition of glass production in his hometown Medias should continue to exist in the future, despite adverse conditions. Horatiu […]

Elena und Mitica

In the village of Fofeldea there are still several Romani families who have mastered the traditional handicraft of basket weaving. Fofeldea is located between Sibiu and Sighisoara, five kilometers off the main road. In the past, these baskets were used in agriculture and in the yard. The basket weavers made these baskets in the cold […]

Gusatu family

Iordan Gusatu, his wife Stanca Gusatu and their children from Babeni are the aritsans who work with wood in our project. With simple tools they create bowls, stools and plates out of pieces of wood. Their craftship is very impressive. First, the rough outer shape of the object is cut out of a piece of […]

Laurean Oltean

In Medias there is a tradition of glass production that goes back more than a century. A lot of gas is still being extracted in this region and suitable sand was found in the nearby Tarnava river. Gas and the right sand were the decisive factors for glass production and glass processing. By 1989, more […]

Santa Rebeka

Flechten mit Maisblättern Weaving with corn leaves In the villages between Sighisoara and Targu Mures, many people, mostly women, still master the craft of weaving with the leaves of corn on the cob. This craft particularly spread in 1940 in the village of Dumitreni. A flood destroyed most of the harvest that year and many […]

Stella and Nicolae Subtirel

In the village of Fofeldea there are still several Romani families who have mastered the traditional handicraft of basket weaving. Fofeldea is located between Sibiu and Sighisoara, five kilometers off the main road. In the past, these baskets were used in agriculture and in the yard. The basket weavers made these baskets in the cold […]