The event organized in our small town had 6 sessions of workshops beginning with a theoretical seminar part.


The seminar was a group work – there were 3 different groups for the three presenters from Rakos, Tara Barsei and Petek. The group took notes, asked questions and dressed in the costume .

Programme of the Seminar:

  • Szidonia Peter, Beader Folk Artist – Jewellery making in Romania

She presented the necklaces chosen to be taught at the workshop  and their ethnological background. She also gave an insight into her work and talked about the connection between her falling in love with beading and Artera Foundation.

  • Alpár Dávid Jr, ethnographer, university student  – Costume and Jewellery from Rákos, Covasna

Alpár presented and explained in details the motives on beaded vests from Rakos and their significance and also the change in time. He took three vests which were more than a 100 years old.

His group was Bulgaria an Czech Republic.

  • Izabella Czimbor, Barcasági Csángó / Tara Barsei Associations – Costume and Beaded Decoration from Brasov


Also from Csángóland Veronoka Csiszér presented her own costume made by her and the other members of her family. She presented in details the significance of different pieces and the way they were worn.

This group was Croatia, Zagreb and Croatia, Dubrovnik.


  • Edit Kerekes, teacher and Folk Artist, beader Folk Costume from Petek, Harghita. The only beaded folk costume in Seclerland. She  brought old and new pieces of folk costume.
  • Her group was Hungary.


All the „students” were very attentive and their presentation made all the teachers proud. It was a fun and fruitful evening.


We are so pleased to have been the host of this event with laugh and fun focusing on common thinking and sharing ideas…

The event organized in our small town had 6 sessions of workshops beginning with a theoretical seminar part. There were 5 participants from Zagreb, Croatia, 2 participants from Dubrovnik, Croatia, 9 participants from Hungary, 4 participants from Czech Republic and 6 participants from Bulgaria. Our team had 7 participants.


The rest of the 5 workshops were about beading of the three chosen necklaces:

Tászli: It is a round collar necklace worn by women in Csángo region. The traditional colours were white, black and burgundy but later we can find green and blue as well.


Cserbeli: is a collar necklace from Hunedoara County. It is made of hay type beads and it can be idonen many rows as well.


Latitar from Hunedoara: one of the latest pattern from Romania originally black and red but can be varied in different colours as well.


All the adult learners worked on all of the necklaces and the majority was able to finish all the three types which was a great success for the teachers.


At the end on the last day before the official ceremony award we opened our expo with all the necklaces our participants made during the workshop. It was a beautiful moment when the audience entered the room and saw the fruit of their work on tables beautifully organized. All of the beaders got special certificates for their achievement.