Făget ethnographic zone

Făget ethnographic zone

The Făget ethnographic zone opens into the Câmpia Banatului plain region, and shares its history with Banat, but Făget has its own identity and is an interference zone ethnographically with the zones of Hunedoara and Pădureni. This is particularly evident in the traditional costumes which share Banat and Hunedoara influences.

The Făget area consists of 12 comune and some 58 villages, the majority of the population being Romanian, with a few villages having a Hungarian and German minority that arrived during the Hapsburg period. A few villages have toponyms reflecting the old political organisations; Jupani, Jupâneşti from jupan a Romanian boyar (noble) of the highest rank, and Ohaba refers to either a hereditary estate or immunity for the nobility and monasteries in the medieval ages.

Published on 10th August 2018