The story of linen
Flax is one of the world's oldest and most important crops. Archaeological finds from Georgia show that wild flax was dyed and used for clothing already 36 000 years ago. There is proof from the Later Stone Age that flax has been grown systematically. In Egypt, during the time of pharaohs, the production of linen acquired industrial proportions.
Linen fabric finds that have remained in good condition for millennia are also an indicator of how well linen can stand the test of time. Throughout thousands of years, this versatile plant has been used for medicinal purposes and nutrition. Flax fibers have also been used for insulation, and flax oil paint has been used for treating wooden surfaces.
One of the good characteristics of linen is its antibacterial nature, which is why it has also been used for hospital textiles. It is a durable fabric with good absorbency, it is dirt-repellent, and it has a beautiful shine. That is why linen has always been a fabric treasured by common people and kings alike.