On the tracks of our fathers

‘The exhibition of traditional rural labour tools wants to be proof of a great civilization and together the hope that this will not disappear. The wooden ploughs, the looms for weaving wool, cotton and silk, the stones used to grind corn ... all these are the tools of a civilization in which every family was self-sufficient: producing hemp, wool and silk, and worked and sowed grain, and turned it into bread, where from the wood of the forests chairs, barrels, bowls were created.’
Gino Girolomoni, Sulle tracce dei nostri padri,
 Quaderni del Monastero di Montebello, Fondazione Girolomoni, 2000