Paraschiva Galateanu

embroidery, wool knitting, hand-loom weaving


A candid woman, who wins you over instantly, Ms. Paraschiva is a master of embroidery, weaving carpets and also knitting various clothing items.

She learned everything she knows from her family and now passes these skills and legacy to her offspring. Ms. Paraschiva has a daughter who also loves embroidery and knitting. Recently her granddaughters became more and more interested and curious to know how to knit and weave like their grandmother.

The confirmation of Ms. Paraschiva’s artisan skills came with the request from the secondary school director to sew, on a very short notice, 20 traditional costumes for a childrens’ celebration. Ms. Paraschiva made them so beautiful that they where awarded at local festivals.