The history of the production of bed linen is literally filled with a huge number of curious facts. So, archaeologists have found that the ancient Egyptians already used linen bedding. Today, underwear is often made from silk, which first appeared in China — and the secret of its production has long been kept in the strictest confidence. It was even believed that the first silk threads were obtained with the help of the goddess.
In ancient Rome, woven sheets were used, the patterns on which were supposed to increase love power, and the knights of the Middle Ages presented their ladies with bedspreads made from the skins of rare animals. But bed linen in the form in which we are used to seeing it today appeared only in the 15th century. Of course, then such accessories could be available exclusively to the upper class — they were distinguished by luxury and certainly emphasized well-being. The favorite of the French king, the Marquise de Pompadour, introduced the fashion for decorating bed linen not only with chic, but also with frivolous plots.
Previously, it was customary to thoroughly stock up on bedding sets — future brides began to prepare such a dowry almost from childhood. Magnificent copies were inherited and with “age” became only more expensive. The wholesale production of textiles did not begin until after the Second World War. Of course, budget and practical fabrics, such as calico and chintz, have already been used here. Delicate to the touch and at the same time — simple and durable — such fabrics have allowed millions of people around the world to purchase complete bedding sets, including pillowcases, sheets, and duvet covers.
In the modern world, it is difficult to imagine a bed without bed linen. Today, textiles are no longer a luxury, but a natural need and an invariable attribute of our bedrooms. Moreover, the most famous designers and artists are involved in the production of bedding sets, thanks to which the fabrics are decorated with magnificent embroideries, patterns and prints. Of course, the colors used have become much more. The assortment has also expanded in terms of size range — now you don’t have to hem pillowcases, don’t try to fit a large blanket into a small duvet cover. As for fabrics, the choice is not limited here — you can choose from practical cotton to luxurious silk.