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6356- Light Purple Medium Weight Linen - $12.00 yd.

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100% Belgian Linen 58 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. Shades of purple were popular from midcentury into the 19th century and worn by all social classes. Our linen is a medium weight linen suitable for Women’s clothing such as work gowns, jackets, aprons and petticoats, Men’s summer jackets, trousers, breeches, and waistcoats  as well as linings and children’s garments

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