This Unique, Original and Distinguished Romanian ancients footwear replication, called “Opanak” (in English) and “Opinci” (in Romanian) are made for kids size (by special order I could make them in adult sizes!! ) and they are made from Genuine Leather or Rubber Vinyl! They come in different colors: Natural, Dark Green, Dark Blue, Coffee Brown, Bricky Gold, yellow gold, Green Snake Skin, bordered and hand sewn with Romanian Tricolor ribbon. (There is not possible to upload more than 10 photos, so.., because of that I may replace some photos with other photos that they show the colors that they not appears). This is an improved version or replica of DACIAN Opinca (in English: Opanak), and is an Romanian ancient traditional footwear accessory in TODAY’s Romanian national costume, dating since DACIANS (168 BC). This “Opinca” comes in kids size. The design and style of this footwear is my own original and unique pattern cutting version of ancient opinca and would come in just few regular kids and adult sizes.
For special and customized sizes, PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ALL THE MEASUREMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE THE OPINCA TO HAVE !!!! They are an improved design and style of traditional DACIAN/Romanian OPINCA; Because of that, they become my authentic version of Opinca, made by hand, individually. I do accept orders for other specific sizes, like kids or/and adults sizes based on your specific measurements. For this situations I need your measurement, taken with a ruler or measuring tape, in inches or in centimeters. This little Opinca was made especially to be worn as a part of a Romanian costume accessory, or to be worn IN or OUTside of house. Few of them, Dark Blue & Coffee Brown are made from Genuine Leather, tightened and bordered with Tricolor National Romanian flag colors ribbon, or they may be made, tightened and bordered, - by special order - , with the same color of material ties. They have been made with love for details and ancient romanian tradition.
1) Materials: Genuine Leather and polyester ribbon; Colors: Dark Blue, Coffee Brown;
2) Materials: High Quality Rubber Vinyl Colors: Natural, Green Snake Skin, Dark Green Olive, Light Gold, Dark Gold, Golden Leaves, Bricky gold;
Dimensions of kids sizes: Kid Size 8.5-10.5 — Fits up to 6.1/4 inches of a kid’s foot length
Kid size 11.0-12.5 — fits up to 8.1/4 inches of kid’s foot length.
The price is just for ONE pair of opinca and vary based on materials used. Please be advised there will be a $5 Handling for shipping charge.. and, unfortunately, USPS shipping cost just increased. I hope that these factors will not be an impediment in your decision to order.
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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.
In Romania Opincă 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.
History 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 and/or colorful strings. Thank you for stopping by! Don’t leave with empty hand! Order this precious item to feel Romanian when you wearing them!