Monday, June 18, 2007

Linen Samples

Linen Samples
Originally uploaded by notionnanny
Prior to meeting Dianne, I received a copy of her catalog in the mail. It included a beautiful selection of linen samples. Being a linen lover, it was then that I knew we were kindred spirits. The social history of linen is a fascinating tale. Over 5000 years ago the Egyptians named it "woven moonlight", due to its singular beauty. A little less poetic, but all the more apt, is the Latin appellation: "linum usitatissimum" meaning the extremely useful flax plant.


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