A BRIEF HISTORY OF LINEN

Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stems of the flax plant.

untitled1Plain, cool, natural, long-lasting and elegant, linen was the most frequently used material after cotton in weaving in ancient times. According to the Egyptians, the God Isis was the founder of weaving and invented linen in order to wrap the body of his wife Osiris. In this era, linen cloths from Babylon were considered excellent. Egyptians manufactured linen by using various weaving techniques and used linen to dress / wrap their deceased tyrants and kings (mummies were wrapped in pure linen).

Linen was also popular in the Roman period and widespread throughout the Empire. During the Middle Ages, in France, when linen was found to heal skin diseases, it became more popular. untitled3With the invention of the loom in the 18th century, linen began to be used in large quantities.

Linen, which is often used in upholstery since it is long-lasting, doesn’t hold dust or fade in sunlight. It is bright and cool and can be used just about anywhere as it becomes more beautiful as it ages.

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