Over 6000 years ago, the people in the Old Stone Age have learned how to plant flax and how to take advantage of flax and its seeds. With the time going by, people gradually found its various use value. They began to eat the flax seeds or fry them into seeds oil, and explored its medical value that the flax somewhat helped wound get better as well as treat cold and asthma. But most of all, the discovery of flax fiber advanced human civilization. Quite a few studies demonstrate that linen has a deep tie with most religions worldwide. The religious knowing of linen influences all aspects of people’s daily life.
Linen in Christian
In Bible, there is a record of usages of flax. Flax seeds could be fried into oil that is used for cooking, or lighting. While the flax fiber could be used for weaving fabrics. The Christians believe that linen is a token of clean and natural, thus most of them wear linen clothing from the very beginning. Many passages in Bible recorded that the Jesus and his disciples are sitting on the grass, surrounded by many Christian followers, all of whom are wearing white linen tunic during their missionary journey. The most influential fabric for Christians is the linen cloth--- Shroud of Turin, which was once used to wrap Jesus when he was set off from the cross.
Linen in Islam
Linen is also closed tied with Islam. Based on the record in its holy book Koran,flax seeds is the food Allah eats. After vowing with hands on the Koran or holding the book, the Moslem could eat linseed oil hand pilaf. Until now, the residents and regions believing in Islam doctrine continue their traditions, and cooking food with linseed oil. They believe that the oil made from flax seed is healthiest and cleanest, and that the clothing made by flax fiber is most natural the flax plant is the most natural and purified. By the way,linen tunic dresses for Islamic women could be found in our shop.
Linen in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism
What we know about the linen stems from religion, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism is not an exception. For the Buddhist, ancient Indians used linen cloth to cover food and held a memorial ceremony for their ancestor with linen cloth. For the Taoism and Confucianism, linen plays an important role in their daily life. In many significant fetes and ceremonies, wearing linen garment is a decent choice for the Taoists and the Confucian scholars, as a sign of respect and solemn.