Traditionally, the Călușari group is a secret, male-only society associated with a spring rite, possibly a remnant of tribal warrior societies. The group leader (usually an older man) recruits a number of acolytes, always young, single adults chosen for physical prowess. Lire la suite de « Călușari – A lad’s dance in Romania »
The Folk Art Museum is located in the historic area of Constanta, it is a leading cultural institution of the city. The building was built in 1893 and served for a time as City Hall, called then the Municipal Palace.The only Moorish revival detail on this eclectic museum appears in the framing of the double windows over the entrance, which has Romanesque arch and Corinthian capitals. The entire structure takes the form of an Italian Renaissance palazzo to which a projecting roof has been added.
Originally, the museum was conceived as an exponent of ethnography of Dobrogea, nowadays the institution continues to be a remarkable presence in a world where traditions, customs, folklore and Romanian garb are threatened by excessive modernization that swept the society. Lire la suite de « The Folk Art Museum of Constanta »