Meet an artisan

Neamt County has a long tradition of crafts and craftsmen, which, almost miraculously, has survived unchanged to the present days. It is among the few places in Europe where you can see live how to make a popular mask, from wood or textile, used for ritual purposes, at holidays or how to process wood without modern machinery.

Crafts in Bison Land

Also, being an area close to the mountain, where sheepherding remains a basic occupation in the countryside, here you will find the most skilled artisans in processing of wool and sheepskin. The resulting objects are not only beautiful, but also unique. 

If you want to make a visit to a popular craft workshop, contact us at

Ionela Lungu, Humulești
Clay modeling

Costin Lungu, Humulești
Popular masks, sticks, hatchet

Marinica Todici, Pipirig
traditional woven, carpets

Maria Vasiliu, Târgu Neamț

Dorica Vasiliu, Răucești
knitting, purr

Catinca Buhnă, Vânători Neamț
intertwined, traditional sandals

Maria Ungureanu, Târgu Neamț
traditional costumes, carpets

Emilia Rusu, Târgu Neamț
crocheted toys, shoes

Iulian Mihalachi, Bălțătești

Vasile Dudanu, Grumăzești
leather products

Ion Albu, Timișești

Vasile Găman, Vânători Neamț
wood carving museum and collector

Adrian Iftimi-Iacob, Oglinzi

Asociația Meșteșugarilor Nemțeanca, Târgu Neamț
traditional blouse and traditional hand-stitched costumes

Asociația Meșterilor Populari din Ținutul Neamț, Târgu Neamț
woodcrafts, ceramics, fabrics, leatherwork, blacksmithing