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Re: [BKARTS] bleached linen?



They may have been very active mummies.  Before the advent of disposable
diapers, mummies were constantly folding linen.

on 2/15/05 12:27 PM, Rachel M. Kadel-Garcia at rachel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Marjorie Coffey wrote:
>
>> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 10:05:37 -0700
>> From: Marjorie Coffey <coffeyaz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: bleached linen?
>>
>> Kevin,   Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen cloths centuries ago and
>> when archeologists who washed  the fabric found it to be in amazingly fine
>> condition.  Today's linen may not be of that quality.  Marjorie
>
> Unless those were unusually active mummies, this doesn't tell us much about
> how
> linen responds to repeated folding, which was Kevin's concern.
>
> Rachel
>
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