Starting with 1964, under the leadership of Tancred Banateanu and with the courtesy of the curator Teodor Pleșa, a number of 11 pieces made by Ion Stan Pătraș, the craftsman of Săpânța, were ordered and purchased. Thus, objects of unparalleled beauty entered into the collections of the Folk Art Museum of the Romanian Socialist Republic (now The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant). They are unique pieces that reveal a whole universe: the village world. Here are household objects, traditional costumes, daily occupations, crafts, vices, superstitions and social realities. With the help of the lyrics and representations from the crosses of the merry cemetery of Săpânța, Ion Stan Pătraș created unique objects that attract attention through colours and deviate thoughts from the sadness caused by the definitive separation from the dear ones.
Keywords: traditional costume, Ion Stan Pătraș, vices, traditional occupations, superstitions, crafts, The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant.
Cuvinte-cheie: port popular, Ion Stan Pătraș, vicii, ocupații tradiționale, superstiții, meserii, Muzeul Național al Țăranului Român.