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Linen () is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is very strong and absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Because of these properties, linen is comfortable to wear in hot weather and is valued for use in garments. Linen textiles can be made from flax plant fiber, yarn, as well as woven and knitted. Linen also has other distinctive characteristics, such as its tendency to wrinkle. It's also hypoallergenic which makes it a better material for people with allergies or chemical sensitivities. It takes significantly longer to harvest than a material like cotton although both are natural fibers. It is also more difficult to weave than cotton. Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world; their history goes back many thousands of years. Dyed flax fibers found in a cave in Southeastern Europe (present-day Georgia) suggest the use of woven linen fabrics from wild flax may date back over 30,000 years. Linen was used in ancient civilizations including Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, and linen is mentioned in the Bible. In the 18th century and beyond, the linen industry was important in the economies of several countries in Europe as well as the American colonies. Textiles in a linen weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp, or other non-flax fibers, are also loosely referred to as "linen".

Article Title : Linen
Article Snippet :Linen (/ˈlɪnən/) is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is very strong and absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Because of these
Article Title : Linens
Article Snippet :Linens are fabric household goods intended for daily use, such as bedding, tablecloths, and towels. "Linens" may also refer to church linens, meaning the
Article Title : Linen-press
Article Snippet :Traditionally, a linen-press (or just press) is a cabinet, usually of woods such as oak, walnut, or mahogany, and designed for storing sheets, table-napkins,
Article Title : Flax
Article Snippet :linen, and are traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. Its oil is known as linseed oil. In addition to referring to the plant
Article Title : Sur La Table
Article Snippet :electrics, tabletop and linens, bakeware, glassware and bar, housewares, food, and outdoor products. As of October 2018, Sur La Table sold products in 184
Article Title : Gîte
Article Snippet :gîtes do not provide linen as standard, so many gîte holidaymakers take their linen with them. However, many gîte owners do include linen at least as an option
Article Title : French Foreign Legion
Article Snippet :foreign nationals into the French Army. It formed part of the Armée d’Afrique, the French Army's units associated with France's colonial project in North
Article Title : Cotton duck
Article Snippet :sandbags. Historically white untilled cotton or linen fabric uniforms of this name was worn by British and French soldiers serving in the tropics. Duck fabric
Article Title : Tablecloth
Article Snippet :standard covering for a dinner table. In the later medieval period, spreading a high quality white linen or cotton cloth on the table was an important part of
Article Title : Underwear
Article Snippet :Egyptian king Tutankhamun (1341 BC – 1323 BC) was found buried with numerous linen loincloths of this style. An alternate form is more skirt-like: a cloth

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