All Tzigania’s produce had been discovered by Chuck Todaro during his journalistic tours along the back roads of far away and hard to reach areas.  Ties with the trades men and women were made.  He now brings these 100% genuine and impossible to find products to you….
   The traditional Gypsy costume comes in two parts. The primal layer is comprised of a wrap-around dress that is covered by a matching apron.  While the complete Roma ensemble may not fit well in today’s social gatherings, the practical apron with pockets can fit right in for a stylish evening work in the kitchen - or just add a little pizzazz to your fashion statement.
   The loud, lively colors of the Gypsies represent life’s passions: red, green, yellow.  The sharp colors and busy pattern draws attention which is exactly what the nomadic Gypsy sought while hawking wares in the busy marketplace. The apron is highlighted wit bordering gold tinted lace. The polyester fabric makes for easy cleaning.
   The costumes are created by Klara Gabor. Klara belongs to the traditionalist Gabor tribe. The Gabor religiously adhere to the oral laws and traditions of their nomadic ancestors. The costume is a defining part of Gabor people in and outside of the tribe.  Klara creates these costumes for other Gabor as well as our on-line shop.
... by Klara
Genuine Roma Apron

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Gypsy-Style Bracelets

   Gypsy-style bracelets.  Klara’s simple creations are a perfect way to add a little flowery color to your appearance.  Ideal for adding a little positive-motivating color to your child’s ensemble.

Old Style Weaves of the Gypsy Basket-Makers

   The business of weaving nature's byproducts into practical items has been a trade of the Gypsies for thousand’s of years. The trade idyllically fits into the Gypsies itinerant lifestyle where materials could be freely gathered as they went and therefore a change of place, whether forced or by choice, didn’t necessarily mean a change of profession.   These basket making communities are today increasingly hard to come by having been driven out of business by mass production. I found one of the last basket making communities in the Transylvanian village of Glodeni.  Here they do it all: harvest the reed off the riverbank, cure the material, weave it with no other tool than a common knife, finally load it onto their backs and trudge out into the market or village to hawk their wares.  
   The innovative Gypsies of Glodeni are more than just basket-makers yet offering a variety of useful items.  
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Forest - Gypsy Baskets

   The forest Gypsies residing on the banks of the dark and lonesome forest have survived for centuries from the natural products harvested from the forest. They maintain a diet of forest fruits, mushrooms, nuts and greens freely supplied by Mother Nature. They are also well known for their abilities of weaving stylish baskets from the split the limbs of the abundant  basswood tree

Hand - Made Roma Jewelry

Hand made silver jewelry by Master Silversmith Mircea Craciunesti
   Mr. Craciunesti belongs to the formerly nomadic Argintari tribe (silversmiths).  Until recently the Arginatri traveled from place to place to sell their wares. The itinerant lifestyle preserved their non-conforming laws and traditions.
   Mr. Craciunesti learned the family jewelry making skills from his parents, who learned from their parents, etceteras. He uses the same techniques of his nomadic ancestors: hammer, flame and spiked carvers.  Each object is meticulously made. The motifs follow those traditional symbols of the nomadic Gypsies, most often reflecting aspects of the glorious nature that surrounded them.

Mystical  Jewelry of the Syriac Silversmiths of Tur Abdin

   Tur Abdin of south-east Turkey is the heartland of the ancient Syriac Orthodox Christian community. To this day the Syriac-Christians still speak the ancient Aramaic language, the language of Christ; it was their decedents who were His followers, the first Christians.
   The Syriac Christians of Tur Abdin are famous for their filigree style craft that weaves fine silver and gold wire into delicate works of art.   These hard to find objects are all hand-made by Gerbo Tokgoz from the central Tur Abdin town of Mardin.  The motifs resemble the traditional shapes and styles of the generations before.
   Gerbo Tokgoz still works the meticulous, old fashioned ways with a blue flame and the simple, old-fashioned tools.

Unique Russian Tatting

   Oxana Muratova style of jewelry making had been learned from her Russian grandmother.  She has created her own unique line of tatting jewelry by blending colored threads and shapely beads. Tatting is an ancient craft of combining knots and loops into durable lace
    I found Oxana humbly selling her unique jewelry style in a corner of thw city market place in the Moldova capital. She takes her spot whether rain or shine quietly weaving her craft while waiting customers.  Oxana belongs to the Russian minority of the Republic of Moldova.
Oxana has expanded her repertoire into a various styles, colors and purposes.

Sicilian Ceramics by Laura Allegra
Laura is a Sicilian ceramics artists in a predominantly male dominated occupation.  Her hand-made, beautifully ornamented designs are certain to favorably draw the eye in any room of the home.


Iconic Artwork of Arthur Tngrian
   Arthur is a secular artist heavily inspired by the strong imagery of the land below Mount Ararat.  Arthur’s creativity is jheavily inspired by the Armenian faith and its people’s history and legends dating back 2500 years. The Armenians are a long rooted and durable people that once competed for supremacy with the Persians, Greeks and Romans. The pressures of Islam, the horrific Armenian genocide followed by the persecutions of Stalinism has weakened them; nevertheless, the people and faith has endured.
Arthur learned his spiritual gift from the monks.
I have chosen some of Arthur’s most stimulating creations.

   Memorable about Arthur’s work is the vibrancy of colors and painstaking focus on symbolic detail… His painting speak to the observer.
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Our Location
 - North Boston Post Rd (route 9) until
   Popham Rd.'s five corner trafic light.
 - Take immediate right onto Drake Rd.
   (South on Post Rd take perpendicular left)
 - 200 yards or 3rd right onto Hamilton Rd
 - 100 yards. Right hand corner house. # 31
We regret to announce that Tzigania On-Line Store is presently not in operation.
We expect to be Open – Selling – and Sending our products
However, Tzigania wares can be found at our Tzigania Tours Location.
-  and other inconspicuous minority craftsmen
at a later date.
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