Endangered cultural treasures from Maramures County

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The paper reveals a unique universe under the tutelage of the wooden objects. Maramures County is an archaic area of great cultural prestige in which anonymous and contemporary folk craftsmen created and still creates, in their workshops, authentic, valuable objects, some of them masterpieces. The seal engravers, objects under the guardianship of the sacred, can be admired in the workshops of the folk craftsmen or in the museum collections from Maramures County. The seal engravers can embody various forms: anthropomorphic, cross-tree, stamp, pillar, obelisk, column, pyramid, hourglass, church, troy, etc. The seal engravers, wooden objects from Maramures County, represent cultural values of unique beauty. The seal engravers, transmitted for centuries, from the ancestors, are both archaic and sacred objects of worship.


Delia-Anamaria Răchișan


Delia-Anamaria RĂCHIȘAN, born on the 27th of June 1978 in Baia Sprie, Maramureș County, Romania.From 2011 I am a professor lecturer at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, North University Center of Baia Mare. I have a PhD degree in Philology, University of Bucharest (2009) and a Master’s degree at the University of Bucharest (2003).

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Maramureş County, archaic, folk craftsmen, cultural treasure, seal engravers, authentic

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies