Frumos Covor Basarabean

festival of traditional carpets

  • 14 July

  • Clișova Nouă

COVID-19 Info

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events to be cancelled or postponed due to a country's government imposed restrictions of large gatherings. Therefore, we recommend that you contact the ticket seller or the event organizer in order to find out more details about the event. In the meantime, you can choose to visit a museum, a guesthouse or discover one of the tourist routes presented on the site.

Description

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.

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