Community Power

The horse is a symbol of terrestrial life in continuous activity, but also a defender from bad spirits (Vulcanescu 1987 apud Papa, 100 de Stergare romanesti, ICEM Tulcea). It is the amplified power of man in relation to nature, helping him to make his life easier. The worth of these animals is obvious from the intricate details of the horse collars (not harnesses,

as in other parts of the country). The monument made of tassels embellishing the horse collars is a celebration of the energy explosion and joy these animals provide, which the locals repay with meticulous labour put into making these jewels.

natural leather, tin, copper. artisans: Toma family. designer: Ana Botezatu.