Coding? Nothing new!

Coding is an activity that we see changing the future and we associate it with modern times, as a natural consequence of the emergence of IT&C.

But is this statement 100% correct? It seems that for the human, the coding activity was discovered in ancient times: in music, stories and legends, painting and, not least, in the embodiment of costumes.

The Romanians used symbols in their weaving, embroidery and dressings. So strong was the link between them and the symbolism of clothes that they requested to be buried with these clothes, creating a mystique and unbreakable connection with the cosmos, environment and divinity.

On the other hand, richly embroidered costumes, used only on holidays, were a mean of communication, also coded, that shared certain personal information among themselves: marital status, wealth, age, occupation or where they lived. After how the symbols and colors were combined on their clothing, the story of the individual was presented.

Past generations were and are an inexhaustible source of wisdom, everything they forged remains a challenge for new generations today. Deciphering existing messages in traditional costumes, but also across traditional culture is as important to us, as are the new coding techniques and new technologies. Nothing is excluded, everything is completed and continuously creates a whole that defines the DNA of every nation.

The tradition of making and using embroidery on fabric in Romania is very ancient and strong. Many pieces of the national costume of this country are embroidered (like embroidered shirt called “ia”), as well as festive towels (called “ştergar”), tablecloths, toys, and other household items.

Romanian embroidery is very symbolic. Only women used to embroider because this process was considered sacred – though, today anyone can do it. When a woman is embroidering she scribes the life she wants for the owner of the piece (whether it’s herself, her boy-friend or husband, her kids, or people who asked her to make a traditional blouse for them) on the fabric. Hand embroidering is a very important and energetic process. It is similar to the meditation. You have to do it without any anger, offense, sadness, or envy – only positive thoughts and emotions. Otherwise, the embroidered item will be bringing all those bad things to your life again and again; you will program those bad things into your future. The physical process of embroidering helps to weave the energy into the fabric. You might have heard that our palms can be used to transfer our bioenergy, to exchange it with other people, to feel the subtle world around us, etc. When you hold a needle, your fingers direct the energy stream, and the pointed tip of the needle concentrates the ray even more. That’s why you fill the fabric with your thoughts and your energy.

The best advice for single females who want to find their truelove is to begin embroidering the wedding towel (it is used during the wedding ceremony in Romania). They should think about the ideal man for them, his features and traits, their wedding and future family, the happiness and understanding between the couple. There are plenty of examples when women found their fated male even before the towel was finished. So, in Romania, people believe in the power of embroidering and know how to use this power.

Codarea este o activitate pe care o vedem schimband viitorul si pe care o asociem doar cu vremurile moderne, ca o consecinta fireasca a aparitiei IT&C.

Dar este corecta 100% aceasta afirmatie? Se pare ca pentru om codarea a fost o activitate descoperita din cele mai vechi timpuri: in muzica, povesti si legende, pictura si, nu in ultimul rand, in modul de realizare al costumelor populare.

Romanii au folosit simboluri in ceea ce au tesut, brodat si imbracat. Atat de puternica era legatura intre ei si simbolistica hainelor incat solicitau ca sa fie inmormantati cu aceste haine care creau o legatura mistica si indestructibila cu cosmosul, mediul inconjurator si divinitatea.
Pe de alta parte costumele bogat brodate, folosite numai la sarbatori, erau o modalitate, de asemenea codata, de a comunica intre ei anumite informatii personale: starea civila, averea, varsta, ocupatia sau locul unde traiau. Dupa modul in care simbolurile si culorile erau combinate hainele spuneau povestea celor care le purtau.

Generatiile trecute au fost si sunt un izvor nesecat de intelepciune, tot ceea ce au faurit ramane o provocare pentru noi, generatiile de azi. Descifrarea mesajelor existente in costumele traditionale, dar si in toata cultura traditionala este la fel de importanta pentru noi, cum sunt si tehnicile noi de codare si noile tehnologii. Nimic nu se exclude, totul se completeaza si se continua creand un tot unitar, care defineşte ADN-ul fiecarui popor.