The historical region of Maramureș is located in northern Romania and western Ukraine. The Ukrainian and Romanian parts are bisected by the Tisza River, which coincides with the current border between the 2 countries.
Maramureș has a rich natural and cultural heritage. During antiquity it was part of the Kingdom of Dacia. During the Middle Ages it was invaded by the Gepids, the Avars, and the Huns. Later Maramureș became a county in the Kingdom of Hungary until 1918. After WW2 the actual border became permanent.
The inhabitants have kept their craft skills for centuries. Some traditional crafts in Maramureș are related to wood carving, weaving, tailoring, pottery, ... The wooden gates, churches, furniture and sculptures and the colorful textiles and costumes are impressive.