Introducing the Gift Collection in the Gallery Store
The store features the highest quality contemporary folk art
outside of Romania: hundreds of beautiful contemporary works of
folk art from village artisans in Romania, including the famous and
sought-after trademarks of Romanian hand-woven kilim rugs and
smaller decorative pieces with floral or geometrical designs; woven
cotton textiles; exquisitely hand-embroidered delicate Romanian
blouses; traditional icons on glass or wood; a large variety of blue
and white ceramics from Transylvania, including plates, jugs,
candlesticks, piggybanks, miniature items and the most admired
earth-tone pottery plates from Horezu-Oltenia;  wood painted
dowry chests from Transylvania and carved or etched wooden
jewelry from Southern Romania; dolls in native costumes and wood
figurines; decorated eggs; and a limited number of primitivist
masks used for the village New Year folk rituals. Also featured are
works of decorative art such as frozen glass or metal and glass
hand blown vases made by distinguished contemporary Romanian
artists and shop artisans.  New: antique and country furniture!
Dolls in native costumes of various
Romanian regions $25-50
Pottery from Transylvania, small pieces $8-10,
medium plates $16-20, large plates $28-30
This gallery is the only Romanian commercial space in the U.S. Even more importantly, it is part of an
multi-year nonprofit program of economic assistance to 500 artisans of Romania, therefore all the
proceeds are usedto continue the promotion of their work, the museum, and the Romanian folkloric
culture and production (that had a very good market in the US in the past but was lost due to the deep
economic crisis in Romania, lack of economic promotion efforts by the Romanian officials in the US, and
a wrongly managed 4 year USAID program). The opening of the gallery at precisely this time celebrates
15 YEARS OF PUBLIC EXHIBITS BY THE ROMANIAN MUSEUM and RODICA PERCIALI, the main
founder, 15 YEARS COMMITMENT TO ENRICHING AMERICAN CULTURE AND PROMOTING ROMANIA
TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE. It was 15 years ago in Lansing, Indiana that the museum organized its first
traveling exhibit of costumes, textiles, and the interior of a village house - "Fagaras County, an
ethnographically rich region of South Transylvania". But it will be only now, after 15 years of
"TRAVELINGS" (and tribulations) the museum will FINALLY have its own public space.

Donations and volunteer work are welcome in all areas, but especially in management and marketing and
to strengthen the ties with the artists and artisans in Romania who badly need help and encouragement
to maintain a millennium old tradition of one of the richest folkloric cultures in the world. Be a FRIEND OF
ROMANIA, visit with us, enjoy our great culture (slide presentations and special Romanian Evenings will
be scheduled weekly)
1606 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
609/216-6991
office@romanianculture.us
ro_am_league@yahoo.com
Pottery plates from Horezu, region of
Oltenia small $10, medium$20, large$50