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The Cradle, symbol of birth

May 30, 2016 - March 31, 2017 

On 30 May, the Museo Etnografico del Friuli launches a year-long exhibition in the hall dedicated to the Friulian Furniture Tradition, which provides the setting for a series of rotating exhibitions featuring items of furniture that help illustrate local customs and traditions in times past. The theme chosen for this year is that of birth, which will be explored through the symbolic object of the cradle.

The exhibition presents a series of cradles from both the distant and more recent past to illustrate its enduring importance and the constant attention invested in its production over time.

Alongside the various models on display, there is one that is still current today - a cradle designed by the architect Ottorino Aloisio and originally produced by a local wicker manufacturer (Gervasoni) in around 1930.

The cradle, birth symbol