Linen, which resembles the silk with its lightness and durability, has been in our lives since the 4th century BC. Some societies have seen this natural fiber, which is produced from the stalks of the flax plant, as ‘the only fabric that is allowed to enter the temples’ while some poets draw an analogy and called it ‘woven air’ because of its exceptional fineness. Especially in ancient Egypt, linen was used both in the clothes of the pharaohs and in the mummification process. Linen use widely increased when people noticed its power and usefulness in healing wounds.
In the 18th century, weaving looms were invented and people weaved linen on these weaving looms. Fine-textured linen was stored in the wardrobes of castles, monasteries, and farms.