Accepted 28th October, 2014


This paper is on interdisciplinary Geography. It concerns Social Geography and Economic Geography. Dowry is the hook that connects the two. Dowry is the gift that a woman brings from her family to the future husband. Hemp is a rediscovered natural resource and recently liberalized, in the form of cannabis, in several states like a medicine. Before the criminalized use as a drug, its fibers were utilized for ropes, tissues, for sheets, towels etc… which constituted the female dowry in Italy, until few years ago. The author has a special memory of that, since she is born in a countryside, where her mater was a hemp worker


Keywords: hemp, dowry, women