There is evidence of weaving since the neolitical area. Weaving was part of the activities done in every home: spinning, pottery making or house building. Weaving at the loom has always been done by the women, especially in winter. Throughout the year, in their own yard or around the village, they collected different types of plants, fruits and roots which they used for dyeing the yarns: onion, nettle, burdock, nuts, hops, wild apples, grapes and many others.
Over the years weaving has become a traditional art. The fabrics combine personal features, ornamental pattern and colours which are representative for the lifestyle of the village.
Preparing traditional woven items, for girls marriage and placed in their dowry chest, was one of the reasons for keeping this traditional rite alive, they were also an important decorative element in the farmhouse.
Among the products of the weavers of Mălâncrav weaving cotton and wool and working according to the techniques handed over from their ancestors are, for example, curtains, carpets, rugs, tablecloths, towels, bed linen, pillow cases. Weaving and working at the loom may take from a week to a month and a half, depending on the complexity of the motifs and the size of the product.
Nistor Maria, house 302
Neagu Elena, house 162