Blooming flax field.
Linen is made from flax fibers. The process requires a lot of attention and work.
Lithuania is well known for the high quality linen. Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant. It is one of the oldest cultivated plants which was growing here for many years. The flax fibers are spun and woven into beautiful linen fabrics, which loved for its coolness, purity and lightness. It can be made many products from linen: table linen, bedding, towels, clothes and accessories.
Linen was important in Lithuanian farmers’ life. Many folk songs were created about flax and laborious tasks of flax processing. People were depending on the flax harvest. If the flax plants did not grow and the harvest was bad, they did not have any fibers to weave the fabrics. In the pagan times the flax was sacrificed during rites for the good harvest. When Christianity came into Lithuania the flax was ordained in churches on a particular day - the 3rd of February. Since then, this day became the FLAX DAY.
Celebrate with us the Flax Day!