The Fascination of Silk Ballenberg

In 170 days

Short facts

  • Hofstetten b. Brienz
  • 17. – 19.07.2020More dates
  • 10:00 - 17:00
The mysterious trail from the silkworm to the finished fabric
The shimmering lustre and soft drape of silk are legendary. For a few decades the Swiss economy also profited from the fascination of the fabric that once was as valuable as gold. While silk was woven in Basel and Zurich, silkworms were bred in the Ticino. On the «Silk Days» you can visit the silkworm breeding at Ballenberg at the Farmstead from Novazzano and see how the grubs eat their fill from the leaves of the mulberry tree to spin the precious silk thread. The unwinding of the cocoon, processing of the threads and finally the weaving are also demonstrated.

All dates

July 2020

General information

Access for disabled people
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Toilet with wheelchair access

Postfach, Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten b. Brienz
Phone: +41 (0)33 952 10 30
Email: [email protected]

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