The inhabitants of the Olt county continue to practices ancient traditions and handicrafts.

A very well-known handicraft in the Olt county is pottery, which has appeared since Neolithic age and flourished enormously in the area. Nowadays there are still 3 pottery centres in Olt: Oboga, Romana, and Corbeni, which manufactured glazed and unglazed ceramics in different shapes and sceneries. Some earthenware had lost their usefulness and are used for decorative purposes, such as wedding jugs representing birds, animals and people or the plates ornamented with the tree of life, folk motif specific to the pottery centres in the Oltet Valley.

Other well-known traditional handicrafts very well kept in the Olt county are skinner folk art-Vadastra, spun, sewing folk art-Priseaca, Curtisoara, Icoana, Cezieni, wood and bone sculpture Campia Boianului, popular picture on wood and glass-Corbu, ferrous objects-Brancoveni, masks and popular dance Calusul-Osica.

The popular clothing from the Olt county has a well-determined place in the Romanian popular clothing style due to its specific issues, which enriches the ornamental popular dress with genuine motifs, with an extraordinary aesthetic value.

All around the area of Olt we can emphasize some articles of popular clothing: white shirt sewed with geometrical motifs, colored bugles, ultramarine skirts, baize jacket for winter. The headdress of raw silk gives a fancy, elegant trend to the popular suit.

The native customs that relate to some celebrations of yearly working cycle or special events in human life represent an important aspect of Romanian popular culture.

The most spectacular customs are the winter traditions, hosts constituency, wedding divination. The spring traditions signified different steps in agricultural works. Among other customs, in the Olt county it is organized every year the most important celebration of folk dance, the wrest pin dance.

"Using specific clothing, traditions and songs, each village wants to preserve its special aura"
The peasant husbandry specific to the Olt county became more and more individual during the time, according to the historical and social-economic conditions. In our county there were extraordinary peasants houses, manufactured with artistically mastery, true architectural monuments in wood and masonry. In the southern part of the county - the house made by earth and the cottage and for Boianu Plain the frame work house and the shanty.

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