The bucium (trâmbiţă or tulnic) is a type of alphorn used by mountain dwellers in Romania. Of Dacian origin, it was used in the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia as signaling devices in military conflicts. The tube is made from limetree bark, wood, or (partially) from metal. It is used by shepherds for signaling and communication in the forested mountains, as well as for guiding sheep and dogs. Trâmbiţa produces sounds altogether different from those of the alphorn. #romania #folk
Romania, Moldova: Romanian dresses are highly unique, presenting a variety of influences from the Turkish Muslims, Slavs, and even the Gypsies (Roma) throughout their long history. Moldovan costumes are highly similar (though also diverse) because of the common history, culture, and language Moldova and Romania (Wallachia) have shared. Many are quite regional, with Romanians in certain regions possessing costumes that look dramatically different from those in another county.