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Ethnographic Museum "Regole of Ampezzo"
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primo piano
First floor. Click on the clickable areas of the map to visualize the contents of the different sections.

 

 

piano ingresso Entrance floor

 

 

piano seminterrato Basement

 

Forestry activities
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The Community would entrust wood cutting activities and the transportation of the logs to the place of loading upon local woodcutters who worked in teams.
Each team had a boy, šcotón, in charge of the drinking water supplies, who used to carry a special cask, barìza, on his shoulder with a curved stick , named bìgol.

The first step when felling a tree, is to determine the direction it should fall to prevent damages to neighbouring trees.
A wedge-shaped cut, tàpa, was made with the axe, manèra da roesà, to guide the direction of the tree fall.
A back cut was made with the saw, siòn, on the trunk, leaving a small part of trunk intact as a hinge to guide the tree's fall.
With the help of special wedges, the tree was felled in the planned direction.
Delimbing was performed with the axe, manèra da dramà.

The trunk was cat into usable logs; lengths depended on the intended use: firewood or commercial.
The trunk was barked with the axe, manèra da šcorzà, turned upside down with the help of a small hoe, zapìn, and trimmed at the two ends with another axe, manèra da pironà.

Though performed with modern tools, the same ancient techniques are being used today.

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