Woman of Lespugue



Woman of Lespugue
Archeological evidence suggests that flax was the first fiber to be spun by human beings, probably because such fibers are very long (up to three feet) and become slightly adhesive when wet—two attributes that make spinning it into thread comparably easy.
See Elizabeth Wayland Barber, (1994) Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times.
W. W. Norton and Company, pg. 44

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