Antico Mangano

It is located inside the Printshop Marchi,the Antique ironer ( antico mangano) is one of the oldest shops in Romagna. It is located inside the printshop Marchi and conserves the cultural decoration heritage of Romagna, still visible in the hand printed canvases. Since 1633 the shop conserve an ancient mangle, unique in the world twhich is still used for pressing of the ancient hemp and cotton textile. The ironer is a winch powered by human: two workers walking inside his wooden wheel to 5 m in diameter; the winch moves a large stone placed in two wooden rollers ("beams").