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Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Flachsverarbeitung: Riffeln - Brechen - Hecheln

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Mitteleuropa, Tirol - Flachsverarbeitung: Riffeln - Brechen - Hecheln
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Central Europe, Tyrol - Flax Processing: Rippling - Breaking - Hackling
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E 793
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Im Futterhaus werden die Stengel von den Samenkapseln durch Riffeln befreit und in dünnen Lagen auf einem Wiesenstück ausgebreitet, wo sie einen Fäulnisprozeß durchmachen. Anschließend werden die Stengel in einer abseits vom Gehöft liegenden Dörrgrube gedörrt, dann gebrochen und auf dem Hofplatz gehechelt.
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 the decaying process under the influence of the weather - this process is not shown in the film. In a drying pit, which lies apart from the farm, the stalks are then dried and broken and are, finally, combed on the courtyard.
Keywords Riffeln Hecheln Flachs / Flachsverarbeitung Flachs Fasergewinnung Brechen (Flachs) Arbeitsteilung division of labour breaking (flax) fiber extraction flax flax / flax processing rippling hackling