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It is a basic human inclination to cover oneself; and in the days when human life was wrought with peril and uncertainty, the lack of clothing was yet another calamity. We have gone from being unclothed, to semi-clothed to completely clothed, the cycle of events purely dictated by compulsion and driven by invention, now we have gone to being semi-clothed again ironically purely by choice, which is an entirely new argument altogether invoking questions on the values of today. We are here to discuss the earlier sequence of events, so that the next time we do something special, we sympathies with those who did without clothing, may their souls rest in peace and appreciate those who decided they have had enough of the ‘uncovered’ circumstances.
Do we even know what textile is? The definition is highly informative. Textiles, defined as felt or spun fibers made into yarn and subsequently netted, looped, knit or woven to make fabrics. The difference between the felt and spun fibers; felt fibers are produced by matting, condensing and pressing woolen fibers. Whereas spun fibers are produced by twisting together plant, animal or synthetic fibers.
When did we first start? Clothing;
There is discord among various scientific research and groups about the actual time when people actually started clothing themselves. Some scientists believe it was around 650,000 years ago that people first started to clothe. Other believe on the basis of the birth of the body louse which may have been transferred from the head louse and lives in clothes that it can be about 107,000 years ago. The oldest possible sample of fabric which the scientists have in their possession dates to the Neolithic ages also referred to as the late Stone Age. These ages persisted approximately 50,000 years ago.
Cut and styling of the first ever dress; Conclusions drawn
As the equipment to style the cloth in the desired fashion had not yet been discovered, the fashion trend of those times must have been simple and uncomplicated entailing mere draping and holding the cloth together by reasonable means. Theories suggesting possible texture of the first ever dress is discussed under the headings of the oldest preserved textile and first technique of felt.
Facts about the Oldest Preserved Textile
The culture existed from 4000 B.C. to 2900 B.C. in North and Central Europe. Several techniques including X-ray microanalysis and microscopic study were applied by the scientists to identify the fiber content, elemental composition, or other observable information. Observations were: the fibers used were of plant origin, the fibers themselves do not contain any sculpture, which would have been the case had they been wool.
The fragment was woven from flax fibers. A plant of the Linum species, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers Flax is grown both for its seeds and for its fibers. Various parts of the plant have been used to make fabric, dye, paper, medicines, fishing nets, hair gels, and soap. The fabric which results from weaving the flax fibres is linen. Luxurious and light, it was most popular in ancient Egypt among the rich and poor alike. SHARE CLOTHS TO NEED.