Spinning wheel – an old piece of grandmother

altes Spinnrad im Stiegenhaus

With this spinning wheel the grandmother still spun the wool for the socks and sweaters of the family.
The ancestors of the Brückenwirt were peasants. The peasants kept sheep and their wool was spun by the women into yarn.
This was also raw material for knitting for the winter.
The East Tyrolean winters are still bitterly cold today. At that time everyone was dependent on warm, self-made clothing. Supermarkets, shops and boutiques did not exist.