Frumos Covor Basarabean
festival of traditional carpets
Do you know the most precious dowry of a Moldovan bride? A hand-woven carpet! The village of Clişova Nouă in Orhei is considered by some to be a small capital of Bessarabian rugs. Here you can find the Carpet Museum, which features Moldova’s preserved carpet-making tradition and where craftsmen can show you how carpets are woven. Those looking for a dowry, will be able to admire and purchase authentic carpets. The art of carpet-weaving uses traditional equipment (razboi) is endangered in Moldova, but the Bessarabian Carpet Festival aims to preserve this tradition.