For centuries each Esinese family also produced the textiles required to make bed linen and clothes. The basic material, alongside wool, was hemp, known as green gold due to its value. Hemp growing, documented step by step in this section of the Museo, lasted a whole year and the subsequent spinning and sewing were the job of the women.

In the photo, a hemp carding machine (Associazione Amici del Museo delle Grigne Onlus / Wikimedia Commons)