Press Release

In 2015, The Paper Mill Association will turn an idea – „Comana Crafts Village” – into a place where thousands of people will (re)discover the forgotten world of the Romanian village, full of beauty, simplicity and joy.

„Comana Crafts Village” project will be brought to life not far from Bucharest, in Comana village, situated in the heart of Comana Natural Park, an area with a long history and a special nature. Due to this project, a small ”village” will be built from nothing – with a view to showing that, by their force and value, crafts can save the world. Comana Crafts Village aims at becoming a place loved  not only by curious and energetic children, but also by adults, tired of every-day life, marked by speed and stress.

Comana Crafts Village will propose a lot of crafts: woodwork, forge, reed work, pottery, weaving, traditional milling, natural processing of fruit, vegetables, as well as of medical plants. The Village will focus, on the one hand, on production and sale, and on the other hand, on education, being a place open for visitors, children and adults, to see demonstrations, workshops and crafts.

The project is financed by Innovation Norway, through Norwegian Financial Mechanism (Norway Grants) 2009-2014, within the financing domain Innovation in Green Industry – Romania, that sustains projects with positive impact on environment.  

Comana Crafts Village is a natural continuation of the activities carried on so far by the Paper Mill Association, a dream that turned into a winning project in 2014! Be with us on this new and fascinating way!

You can find out more about this project by following the site, the facebook page Satul meșteșugurilor and, soon, a site dedicated to this project. For further information, please contact us at 0724.290.010 – Dana Georgescu or via e-mail at


Dear friends,

Be welcome with family and friends at our week-end special programme within the Crafts Village and Paper Mill!

Among the things to enjoy there will be:

– Interactive demonstrations of hand-made paper, pottery, reed work and traditional weaving.

During the week-end opening hours, you will see craftspeople working in the workshops dedicated to: handmade paper, reed work, carpentry, pottery, weaving and bookbinding.

It may occur, in certain weekends, that some workshops be open and others closed. If you wish to participate in a specific activity, we kindly ask you to send us a short message to the address or to call us at 0723COMANA(266262) to check if the respective workshop will be open.

The Paper Mill – Crafts Village museum is open every week-end between 12.00 – 19.00.

Admission fees

  • Guided tour: 15 lei. 10 lei for students, retired and disabled people.
  • Unguided visit: 10 lei. 7 lei for students, retired and disabled people.
  • In order to encourage family visits and participation in the challenging activities proposed by the Paper Mill and Crafts Village, we introduced special fees for families. Details here aici or at the entrance.

Free admission for children under 3 years old.

If you wish to participate in the interactive demonstrations (handmade paper, weaving, reed work, ceramics, letterpress), the participation fee is 1 guilder (gulden) – worth 10 lei, including the object manufactured within each workshop. More objects, more guilders.

We invite you to Comana Crafts Village and Paper Mill, where you will discover a team of dedicated people eager to share the story of the crafts in the XXIst century.

Thank you for your visit and participation in the demonstrations! By doing this, as well as by purchasing our products, you help crafts go on and encourage the worthy people who keep them alive.