LENGTH MEASURE Braccio di Spilimbergo, called "Macia", an ancient unit of measurement (about 88 centimeters) in local use since the fifteenth century to measure the fabric: the symbolic tool of a city dedicated to trade and exchange. In the announcement of 1439 we read: "Niun sell or measure outside the square prescribing the 'Macia' and the steelyard of the Consorti lords". Sample measure carved on a stone column at the corner of the Loggia in Piazza Duomo; the conversion with the metric decimal system was officially established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce of the Kingdom of Italy in 1877, but even today the city pays homage to the ancient tradition every summer with a historical re-enactment in costume. Photograph by Elena Piccini, Spilimbergo August 2017

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Spilimbergo Pordenone Italia

title: THE MACIL OF SPILIMBERGO

subject date: 2017-11-30

state: Pordenone

caption: LENGTH MEASURE Braccio di Spilimbergo, called "Macia", an ancient unit of measurement (about 88 centimeters) in local use since the fifteenth century to measure the fabric: the symbolic tool of a city dedicated to trade and exchange. In the announcement of 1439 we read: "Niun sell or measure outside the square prescribing the 'Macia' and the steelyard of the Consorti lords". Sample measure carved on a stone column at the corner of the Loggia in Piazza Duomo; the conversion with the metric decimal system was officially established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce of the Kingdom of Italy in 1877, but even today the city pays homage to the ancient tradition every summer with a historical re-enactment in costume. Photograph by Elena Piccini, Spilimbergo August 2017

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