Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Flachsverarbeitung: Riffeln - Brechen - Hecheln

Central Europe, Tyrol - Flax Processing: Rippling - Breaking - Hackling

The gradual transformation of flax-stalks into spinning fibres is shown at different working places on the domain of a farm in St. Magdalena in the Gsieser valley of South Tyrol. First of all, the seminal capsules are removed from the stalks. This work is carried out in the feeding house. After this the stalks - now without capsules - are spread out over grass in thin layers where they go through ...