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Title: Printing together our heritage
Authors: Popescu, Crina
Florescu, Andreea Nicoleta
Keywords: Subject::Traditional knowledge
Subject::Local history
Subject::Cultural heritage
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2023
Publisher: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Series/Report no.: 88th IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), 2023 Rotterdam;Poster Sessions
Abstract: The yesteryear story of the rural life of and the village customs pulsate from Pietrari in the folk costume, and sometimes a return in time takes us out of the rhythm of our days. This is what our young ladies do, they go back in time, look for forgotten treasures in the treasure chests, bring them to the Library and... bring them out to light. Crafts that were once vital, that girls and women knew from an early age, are gradually being lost. Techniques, materials, sewing, tailoring - we find them described in books in libraries, bookshops or museums, but the terms used sometimes confuse us. The young ladies did a research which helped them discover the stitches, the Romanian traditional motifs, or the unique tailoring, which will never be authentically rendered except by the hand of women who have passed on a tradition from generation to generation. And they do not keep it for themselves... The Romanian tradiČ›ional blouse also represents, in a broad sense, the space in which we were born, the community to which we belong or where we share our affinities, it is what unites us in celebration, what brightens our eyes and makes us happy. It is not only on blouses where we find 'treasures', but also on every element of folk costume which tells us a story... Together we have the chance to revive the tradition that was born here in our house. Using modern techniques, we make it part of our lives, a touch of peace and genuine joy. We share these images and ideas with you, so that the joy in our homes can be felt in the proud hearts of all those who feel Romanian at this moment.
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