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Amazing flax

12.10.2016
"You will sow flax - you will reap gold" - Russian proverb

It would seem that interesting is possible to tell about flax? All know that it is simply natural fabric which is done from the same plant. However, we prepared a few interesting facts for you, of which you unlikely heard earlier:

Firstly...
masters of ancient Egypt possessed technique of manufacturing of hyperfine linen fabric, through five layers of which body was appeared through. Such fabric was compared with “child's breath”, production from it was authorised to carry only to the pharaon and peerages. Unfortunately, the secret of this technique sank into oblivion and until modern scientists cannot unriddle him.

Secondly...
book of ancient Etruscans, which was found out at excavations and related to Ⅶ century before Christ, was written on linen fabric; therefore it became in history as “Liber Linteus”.

Thirdly...
in cold weather the clothes from flax increases body temperature to 7 degrees, and in the heat - diminishes to 7 degrees. Length of the flax cell in 1-2 thousand time more it width.

And still...
in old time the flax seeds used in medicine and cosmetology. Now the flax is applied widely in the surgery: therefrom is done material for inside joints which do not require a subsequent removal.

natural linen flax material

Moreover...
it is thought that the clothes from flaxen linen increases concentration of attention and assists to support peace of mind. And also it is capable to protect its owner from foreign, negative emotions.

An additional point is that...
natural linoleum (do not confuse him with synthetic PVC-coverage) is done from oxidated flax seed oil. Technology was invented in England (ⅩⅨ century) which improved and is applied to this day. Apart from oil, linoleum consists of  limestone, wood crumb, cork and pine pitch.

And at last...
flax has very beautiful blue flowers. Therefore famous botanist Carl von Linne at the invention of flower hours used inclusive of this plant. Flowers of flax are opened at dawn and are closed in 16-17 hours, and in damp and rainy weather they remain closed all the day.

And by the way, from flax are produced table-cloth and bed-clothes in hotels famous for the whole world: “RITZ” and “SAVOY".

Well, here and our flaxen history approached to the end. If you liked, we are glad to recommend you to read our previous article about batiste and future one about cotton. Also other interesting materials can be found in our blog.

 

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