Our Story

Who We Are

Founded by Textiles Designer Alice Munteanu, CASA DE FOLKLORE offers a unique range of artisanal products, each with a strong identity and a practical purpose in the home. Every one-of-a-kind piece comes straight to you from the artisan's workshop.

 

About Alice

Born and raised in Romania, I moved to the UK at the young age of eleven. Determined not to lose touch with my ancestral roots, I spent my early life surrounding myself with traditional Romanian folk art and homewares. Starting with my grandma's hand-woven rugs and tapestries, my collection slowly grew to include the clay and wooden ornaments I love so much today. These items not only adorned my home but also kept my childhood memories close. 

 

Our Vision

Sadly, Romanian craftsmanship is slowly dying out, but all is not yet lost. CASA DE FOLKLORE was founded with the desire to protect skills and heritage that have been passed down for generations. Together with the artisans, we are working to keep these traditions alive, ensuring that their stories and art live on. 

 

Our Products

Borne out of a passion for handmade craftsmanship, each piece has been carefully hand-picked and considered, not only for its beauty but also for the love and care that went into its creation. No two pieces are exactly the same, and each one tells the story of its journey from the raw clay found on the banks of the Siret River, through the skilled hands of the artisan, to your home.

 

The Future

With your help and support, we aim to recruit and develop new relationships with more artisans from across Romania, showcasing their work and bringing you new, beautiful pieces to cherish for years to come. 

 

Contact

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our journey and the craftsman, please email us at info@casadefolklore.co.uk or simply follow us on Instagram to see what we've been getting up to.