Textile Fibres Memory
Owing to the development of the chemical industry, the textile universe includes a wide variety of techniques for processing both natural fibres (hemp, flax, cotton, wool) and synthetic ones (melana wool, elastane, viscose etc.) Along with the weaving techniques presented in Hall 1 dedicated to the textile heritage, the exhibition presents other technical skills in the textile field, archaeologically proven to be the oldest ones known in the history of humanity. These are techniques of knitting hemp, flax, wool, cotton yarns, which, although using minimal primitive tools, achieve notable technical performances being transmitted from generation to generation. This prehistoric "technology" preceding the weaving technique is known as knitting by sticks. In this context we also include the knitting of trimmingsin wooden trough with traditional bobbins, certified as a craftsmanship practiced by the people of the Schei district of Brasov for hundreds of years.