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6519 - Pink & White Striped Light Weight Linen - $14.00

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100% 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. Woven stripes were a common way of introducing pattern and color into textiles inexpensively. Sometimes the looms were warped with the stripes but likewise you found the stripe introduced in the weft yarns. The color could be introduced with a linen yarn or in the case of many Manchester goods, in a cotton yarn.  The color pink in this linen is identical to the pinks we found in the textile tokens of the London Foundlings. This light weight linen stripe is well suited to gowns, lady's jackets, petticoats and waistcoats, linings and children's clothing. 

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