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6337 - "Saxon Green" Medium Weight Linen - $12.00 yd.

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100% Irish Linen 60 inches wide

Linen cloth was woven of flax fiber in many grades and weaves.  Used in every aspect of living from clothing, to household needs to furnishings to the shroud made for the corpse, linen was so common that a tax was proposed as a source of easy revenue on the coarser sorts being imported into the US towards the end of the 18th century.   Indigo was a popular 18thc dye known for it's colorfastness.   Saxon Green, created using indigo and fustic created a bright and beautiful green something like our modern aqua.  Introduced in the mid 18th century, it opened up new possibilities for indigo dying and printing. We have studied original samples of wool dated 1771 labeled Saxon Blue and Saxon Green.  This  color closely resembles the Saxon Green.  Our linen is a medium weight and well suited to Women’s clothing such as gowns, jackets, aprons, accessories and petticoats, Men’s jackets, linings and waistcoats as well as children’s garments.

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