Opincute Breloc / Opanak Keychains, Genuine Leather with Romanian Tricolor Ribbon
This miniature Opincute Breloc / Opanak Keychains are made for be wear as an amulet and they are attached to keychains or carabiner. They could be from Genuine Leather. They could be Blue, Bricky Gold, Natural, Dark Olive or Coffee Brown colors with Romanian Tricolor strings.
This is a miniature of DACIAN Opinca (in English: Opanak), and is a symbol of traditional footwear accessory in TODAY's Romanian national costume dating since DACIANS (168 BC). This miniature Opinca is actually a design and style of a traditional DACIAN/Romanian OPINCA. This Opinca was made especially to be worn as an amulet at keychains and It is made from Genuine Leather(1) or Rubberized Vinyl(2) or Plether (3), tightened and bordered with Tricolor National Romanian flag colors ribbon (Red & Yellow & Blue). They have been made with love for details and ancient Romanian tradition.
1) Materials:Genuine Leather and polyester ribbon;
Colors: Dark Blue*, Coffee Brown, Natural, Dark Olive, Bricky Gold suede.
* = >>Colors marked with an asterisk are for special order, that means I have to make them in order to ship them to you. For that matter you have to allow me one extra day before to ship it out to you!
>> there I am giving you the option to order this amulets with same color tie, instead of tricolor ribbon ties... For this special orders you need to send me a note with this special request !
Dimensions of miniature Opanak keychains:
The miniature opanak measures:
2 - 2.5 inches long without ring or carabiner,
and 3/4 - 1 inches wide.
If there is a specific Opanak size or length you would love to order, I DO ACCEPT orders based on your size inquiry. In this situation you have to send me a Note or message regarding this matter, including the length (inches) of the miniature opanak you are interested 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 different 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.
Archaeologists 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. Archaeological 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.