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Transylvanian Civilization - The tile trade. Civilizatia transilvana - Mestesugul cahlelor

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

There is an excellent permanent exhibition of Transylvanian ceramic heater tiles in Piaţa Huet (Sibiu) which, if closed, can be accessed by asking for help at the Astra Museum at nr.11 Piaţa Mica.
Here are some pictures of the museum’s exhibits which includes this tiled fully reconstructed sobă from Chişmed, Harghita County, built in the second half of the […]

Domnul Căpăţînă - a carpenter extraordinaire!

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Here you can see Domnul Căpăţînă, our incredibly gifted carpenter, who has been making our doors, windows and carved oak staircase.  This is him in his workshop in Gura Râului.  He has a rather special customer in Viscri…

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