Romanian Pottery - Color, Legends and Dedication

posted on 17th of october, 2016

Horezu is a beautiful town located in Valcea County, Romania. It attested in a Hristov belonging to Prince Vlad the Monk in 1487, which mentioned the village “Hurez”. The name is taken from a bard named “ciuhurez” (like an owl), bird that inhabit the surrounding forest.
Since ancient times, the main occupation of the inhabitants is pottery.
The first time I was there I saw only shops selling pottery at roadside, but I said to myself that certainly are beautiful things to see behind these shops and ceramic objects sure have their stories.


And so we have planned several visits to the area to learn the stories of artisans and their way of life. We found a nice place for accommodation on the hill away from street noise, a house very nicely furnished and decorated,...

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Posted by Hellen8 on October 21, 2016
Beautiful images Andrei !
Posted by Andreistancu on October 19, 2016
Thank you all for the nice word :) I'm glad you like the story and photos because i love that village and the potters work. And after one of my visit there, i started to paint chairs I've bought from there because in a nearby village the main craft is working the wood :)
Posted by Sandshack33 on October 19, 2016
I love the Romanian pottery....the colors and patterns. Your photos are very nice and help to tell the story.

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