Linen through the ages
The Old Painted Cottage is a beautifully designed website, presenting stunning décor which would compliment any cottage home perfectly. There are all kinds of hand crafted items to view, such as linens, wicker baskets, pottery vases and scented shoe fillers. There is a variety of cute home accessories, which add a gentle and warming touch to your home.
Our website has many of these products available to buy online. So while you are browsing for some new furniture or even playing Foxy Bingo, you can view this unique website and share it on your social network page, saying which pieces are your favourite. Maybe it is the chandelier cord covers, or the delicate linen bedding.
Linen is a delicate and feminine material, which create a dainty touch to your home, whether it is linen curtains, or soft napkins on the dinner table. Linen is made from the fibres of a Linus dissimulation plant and is often used for clothing, which is fresh and cooling during the summer months. However, it is labour intensive to manufacture, which is reflected in its price.
Linen has been around for thousands of years, even being used as a type of currency in ancient Egypt. The material represented light and purity which is why many mummies were tightly wrapped in linen to bring them good luck and purity in the afterlife. It was also a sign of wealth; in those days, the linen was hand spun, making it very delicate and a highly valued material.
It is also thought that the art of Linen textiles could be dated back to 8,000BC. There was evidence that materials such as straw, seeds and fibres , were found in fabrics around the Swiss Lake areas. In addition, the use of woven linen fibres was found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia, which dates this technique back even further, possibley 36,000 before present.