• Exhibition of hemp processing


Exhibition of hemp processing

Resorts: Champorcher

Open every day, except mondays,
from 9.00 to 12.00 a.m. and from 2.00 to 6.00 p.m.

Free admission


Hemp weaving was an important activity in Champorcher. Production was carried out by almost all families until the end of the 1950s.
Raw materials came from the villages of Arnad and Donnas or were purchased in the Canavese district.
The loom was very simple and has undergone few modifications over time. It was built in larch wood with rope heddles and weavers still toss the shuttle manually across the loom. An example of an old loom is preserved inside the ecomuseum of the Chardonney village.
In a traditional home the loom was placed in the corner of the stable next to the window, in order to exploit the little space available. Generally weaving was done during winter watches, then the new cloth was washed in the spring. Washing was almost a ritual and ended with the fabric being displayed along the road, where it was admired and assessed by the community.
The exhibition site offers the possibility to purchase hemp items realized by the women of “Lou Dzeut” cooperative.

See also

Cultural itineraries
Pontboset - bridges trail

The Champorcher Valley

** Valle d'Aosta **

How: by car. Recommended duration: a day. Recommended period: all year round. Length: about 20 km. An itinerary to discover the Lower Aosta Valley, following the trail of the Roman road and the wild and wide Champorcher Valley: an area of unexpected and …

Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.