HISTORY OF LINEN

Linen is one of the most ancient of textiles, dating back almost 10,000 years. Until the invention of the cotton gin in the 1700's, linen was widely used for undergarments as well as outerwear garments.



In ancient Egypt, linen was used to wrap pharaohs for mummification and for the burial shrouds of royalty. Linen has also been used as a form of currency.


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