Opincute Piele / Opanak, -Miniature-, Keychain (Breloc). Genuine Leather! Natural, Dark Olive, Coffee Brown with Romanian Tricolor
This is a MINIATURE DACIAN Opinca (in English: Opanak), and is a traditional footwear accessory in TODAY Romanian national costume dating since DACIANS (168 BC). This little Opinca is actually a Miniature size, design and style of a regular size, design and style of traditional DACIAN/Romanian OPINCA. This little Opinca is an amulet/a trinket that was made especially to be worn as a souvenir on Key chain (Breloc). It is made from very soft Genuine Leather tightened and bordered with Tricolor National Romanian flag colors, Red - Yellow - Blue, ribbon. They have been made with love for details and ancient romanian tradition.
1) Materials: Very Soft Genuine Leather and polyester ribbon;
Colors: Natural, Dark Olive, Dark Blue, Coffee Brown;
2) Materials: Very soft High quality rubber vinyl
Colors: Natural, Green Snake Skin, Dark Green Olive, Light Gold, Dark Gold, Golden Leaves, Light Blue;
Dimensions of amulet: 2.5 inch x 1 inch (6.75 cm x 2.5 cm) without key chain ring.
I have 2 kind of key chains: ring and carabiner. When you place the order, PLEASE, send me a note regarding the KEYCHAIN would you prefer: amulet ON A RING or amulet ON A CARABINER!
The price is just for ONE amulet on a Key chain and vary based on materials used.
Please be advised: WHEN the FREE SHIPPING DISCOUNT is not running, there will be a $2 Handling charge.. and, unfortunately, USPS shipping cost just increased.
I hope that these factors will not be an impediment in your decision to order.
A word about OPINCA/Opanak
(Bulgarian: цървул, опинок[a]; Macedonian: опинок; Serbian Cyrillic: опанак)
Opincile are traditional peasant shoes worn in Southeastern Europe (specifically ROMANIA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia). The attributes of the Opinci (name in plural) are: a construction of leather, lack of laces, durable, and various ending on toes. The concept and the word of OPINCA, exists in DACIA , today Romania, since ancient times. In Serbia, the opanak has a diferent design, with a horn-like ending on toes, which indicates the region of origin. The Opinci are considered a national symbol and the traditional peasant footwear for people of Romania.
The “opinca” is a traditional footwear in Romanian clothing dating since the Dacians early times, since 168 BC. Countryside “opinca” were made out of a rectangular piece of leather or rubber, tightened on the foot with the help of thin strings (“nojițe”). The handicraft of making opinci was passed on in the family from father to son. Before 1989 people could really make a living out of it. The opinci, footwear inherited from Dacians, since 168 BC, where worn everywhere. Today, opinci became objects in the museum or souvenirs for Romanians patriots or foreign tourists.
Archeologists found footprints of opinci dating since 2500 before our era, and these were worn by Geto-Dacians. On Traian’s Column in Rome you can see Dacians in outfits resembling those worn by the Romanian countryman and also wear opinci. Archeological findings show that the local population was hunting wild game: foxes, deer, badgers, wolves, bears, whose skins were later manufactured. Te noble ones would wear game skin opinci, the poorer ones would wear calf or swine skin. In the past, opinci were handcrafted out of leather processed at home. The piece of leather had to be larger than the sole, has holes on the side so that a thin string of leather can be filled in and it wraps the piece of leather around the foot, giving it the form of some footwear. The puckered form gave it a sharp tip. The opinci would be worn over wool stockings or white pieces of clothing. Now they are often used by folk dancing bands and by folk artists who are fond of the traditional costume. It was so popular to Romanians and this is why it is still manufactured today, being in the focus of designers who apply various ornaments – stones, colorful strings.