Maramures is a region situated in
the northern range of the Carpathian Mountains in Northern most Romania
The Region is enclosed by high mountains and communicates to the outside
world through the narrow Tissa Gate and though several mountain passes.
The aria is 10.000 sq. Km. and it has over 280 villages and towns. In 1900,
forest covered 90% of the Maramures area. The abundance of timber combined
with the skill and craftsmanship of the local people brought the area the
name of "land of wood".
Some photos from October 1997, every
day live in Maramures.