Romania's traditional glass-making industry under threat

Date: 8 January 2014

Romania's glass is known all over the world for its hand-crafted detail and sparkling beauty. But artisans in the trade fear it is dying out, because there are not enough newcomers to the industry.

Sparkling glass, hand-made in Romania, heading for the windows of the world's most renowned stores including Neiman Marcus in the U.S., Harrods in the UK and Swiss Department store, Globus.Last year, glass stars decorated the Christmas window display at Hermes in London.

The glass is made at the Adrian Sistem SRL factory on the outskirts of Bucharest. Inside, a team of ten glassblowers say they are proud to be carrying on the Romanian tradition of glass making, which is regarded as becoming a dying craft.

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