The Spinning Wheel of Caraglio is the "silk factory" oldest preserved in Europe and is unique in the productive context of seventeenth-century Piedmont. It was built in just two years (1676-1678) by Giovanni Girolamo Galleani since 2005 and houses the permanent "Museum of the Piedmontese Silk Factory" with the reconstruction of the imposing hydraulic twisting silk. In 2017 the museum has been enriched by a new exhibition plan that includes reproductions of other equipment such as a camp stove for reeling, winder and binatoia, thereby making it possible to trace the entire chain Piedmont silky, focused on the production of high-end yarns sold to Lyon textures. All equipment is rebuilt about half six hundred models and working and it is possible, during the visit, to see the twisting operating. The Spinning Wheel is also the convention center and "Porta di Valle", a local shop window with info point, and one of the three leaders of the SeVeC, polo that combines spinning at the Museum of Mondovi Ceramics and at Chiusa Glass Museum Pesio in an ambitious project advanced training for craftsmen and artists in their respective fields of silk, glass and ceramics, what were the excellence of Cuneo province, and gave birth to real industrial districts in which the three museums are witnesses and guardians.

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