AGRUSTIC SOMNACUNI || ROMANY || CRADLE || LET US PRAISE THE ROM || CHUPPA || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' ||  'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || AUREO ANELLO || Daniel-Claudiu Dumitrescu/ Vandana Culea/ Julia Bolton Holloway 2012



FOR MAKING ROMANY BOXES



 

I learned how to make these from a Swedish friend, who learned how to make them from a Roma in Sweden. I now teach Roma from Romania how to make them. Who can make them as small as a thunbnail or larger. They are useful for handmade jewelry, lavender and rose petals, etc. They are especially lovely if made with marbled paper. Which we also make ourselves.

If you would like to order these, please send an e-mail and we will send you a package of boxes nested inside boxes for your use or sale on receipt of a donation to PayPal. Their proceeds would go for Romanian Roma's children's education as they have to pay for their schooling (it is meant to be free but each child must pay 200 euro for the year for heating, books, etc., and these families are too poor for such sums, meaning widespread illiteracy along with their poverty).

I. Take two squares of paper.

Fold them from corner to opposite corner,

Then turn the corners to the center, color side outside.

 

 

 

II. Now fold along two sides to the middle.

 

 

 

 Next do the other sides the same way.

 

III. Open out and cut at right angles along the first fold to the other first fold line on all four sides.

 

 

 IV. Take these cut pieces and fold them over onto each other for making the box sides.

 

 

 Now turn these flaps the other way to lock the box sides by placing the kite folds over them.

 

 V. Now ease one of the two boxes inside the other.




AGRUSTIC SOMNACUNI || ROMANY || CRADLE || LET US PRAISE THE ROM || CHUPPA || MEDIATHECA 'FIORETTA MAZZEI' ||  'ENGLISH' CEMETERY || AUREO ANELLO || Daniel-Claudiu Dumitrescu/ Vandana Culea/ Julia Bolton Holloway 2012