YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have a link on the first slide):
Vadu Izei is at the confluence of the Mara and Iza Rivers. Surrounded by hills and situated on a small plain only a few square kilometers in size, Vadu Izei stands beside these two rivers. The village is well known for its impressive, traditional, wooden gates carved by Gheorghe Borodi, the songs of Maria Trifoi, the melodies played by violinist Gheorghe Covaci Cioata, Tiberiu Utan's poetry and the magnificent drawings of Vasile Kazar.
Stan Ioan Pătraş was a Romanian wood sculptor, the creator of the tombstones in the Merry Cemetery in Săpânţa, Maramureş County.
His creations fit harmoniously within the local popular arts and in the old Romanian tradition. He died in 1977, leaving his house to a disciple, Dumitru Pop, who chose to live in his master's house, and later turned it into a workshop and a museum.