At the end of February, the Small Galley organized in the Cultural Centre Reduta, the "Marţisor Fair", an event having the purpose to mark the arrival of spring, a traditional custom of the Romanians. The Fair offers the possibility of choosing the most beautiful martisoare and Romanian presents, together with a white and red thread and good thoughts for their wives, mothers, grandmothers and lovers.
This year, there were some artists from Brasov who managed to create good spirits and to offer spring products and make unique handmade creations such as the "stranded thread".
All products presented with the Fair were handmade, respected traditional themes, among which the "Rhomb" ? ancient sign of the sky symbolizing the strong woman, made by the Association "Stranded Thread" or the mini-tapestry manufactured for Christmas by Aurora Luli, a plastic artist, 79 years old, living in the retirement home from district Noua, Brasov.
There were different stands with: martisoare, jewellery, accessories, clothes, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, icons, perfumed candles, homemade cosmetics, toys, leather articles, small pieces of furniture, interior design objects.
The social martisor
The Foundation for Abandoned Children Ghimbav came to the "Martisor Fair" with unique handmade creations and surprise martisoare!
Diversis Studio is a protected studio within the Foundation for Abandoned Children (www.pentrucopiiabandonati.ro). The money they will get shall be used to support the jobs of employed disadvantaged persons. The prospect profit is reinvested in the foundation?s basic activity: fostering and education of abandoned children!
Gabriela Bularca presented manual crochet martisoare, with lots of love for children, mothers, grandmothers or lovers. The materials she used are hypoallergenic.
Other products which were successful in the Fair were those presented by the Floral Creation Shop "Diverse Universe", the mini-paintings and customized products, 100% natural, handmade from best quality ingredients "Magnifique".