National Geographic : 1926 Mar
Photograph byErdelyi A WAGONLOAD OF REEDS FOR THE VILLAGE BASKET WEAVERS For centuries the Rumanians in Transylvania had to make practically everything they used. Prior to1848 thepeasants were held inserfdom, and the habit of supplying their own wants became so strong that even now most of the things they useare made athome. Everything worn by these men is homemade, the coats being of a sort of felt, the hats of sheepskin, the trousers of homespun wool, and theboots aremade bythevillage cobbler from domestic cowhide. The load of reeds will soon be converted into baskets.