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Historical sketch of flax & linen in ancient and modern times

Historical sketch of flax & linen in ancient and modern times

with special reference to the Irish linen manufacture in and around Belfast.

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Published by Printed for Robertson, Ledlie, Ferguson & Co., linen and damask manufacturers, The Bank Buildings, Belfast, by Marcus Ward & Co. in Belfast, London .
Written in English

Edition Notes

ContributionsRobertson, Ledlie, Ferguson & Co. (Belfast), Marcus Ward & Co., World"s Columbian Exposition
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17143618M

Francis S. Betten is the author of The Ancient World ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Ancient And Medieval History ( avg rati /5(2). More illustrations from the book are shown on the blog post, Weaving Flowers from New Zealand Flax, that announced the initial publication of the book in February Another illustration is shown at the bottom of the blog post, Beachcombing for flaxworks, that announced the second edition of the book in February Three more illustrations are shown on the blog post, Netted flax flowers.

Persians, and other Eastern peoples, at an early date, decorated cotton fabrics with elaborate designs. No doubt fine India muslins were early imported into Egypt, where the main textile crop was flax grown on the Delta and along the river shores of the Nile. Most of the exquisite fabrics found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians are of linen. The sketch of this Coptic reed, Fig. 25, has been drawn specially for me, and Miss W. M. Crompton, Assistant Keeper in Egyptology in the Manchester University Museum, has kindly examined the sketch with the article and pronounced it correct. We may, I think, safely conclude that the reed found by Dr. Garstang is Coptic and not Ancient Egyptian.

First time I’ve seen this question in my life. Anyway, I am black/African American who is descendant of slaves that were brought to the US some – years ago. I never once thought I was a descendant of Ancient Egyptians. Most black/african ame. As has already been mentioned in these Post Modern times just about anything can be used to cover a table. Of course we must refer to the existence of paper towels, handkerchiefs, napkins and tablecloths. THE MAGIC OF LINEN Flax seed to Woven Cloth. Canada p 4. L. Hooper. F. de Bonneville. THE BOOK OF FINE LINEN, Paris.

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Irish linen experienced somewhat of a revival during the American Civil War when there were disruptions to the supply of cotton reaching Europe. There was a shortage of cotton goods, known as the Cotton Famine, on the world market, and Irish linen took up the slack.

There was significant expansion in the industry, and for many enormous profits. Linen and wool were the two most common fibers, often combined in linsey-woolsey, a fabric with warp threads of linen for strength and weft threads of wool providing bulk and warmth.

Although flax has many advantages as a fiber crop, its overwhelming disadvantage is the amount of labor, skilled and otherwise, required from sowing to harvest. Sprinkled throughout with folklore and historical data it devotes one chapter to the use of linen by the ancient Egyptians, and another, to a history of Irish linen.

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Our bodies are bombarded by electrical frequencies that can result in disturbances to our health. Egyptian clothing was made from locally-sourced materials—as were clothes from all ancient societies. Pastoral nomads created clothing from their livestock.

AS one of the earliest agricultural societies, the ancient Egyptians wore light clothes made from linen. Linen is made from flax –.

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