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Early and early weaving looms.

The first beginnings of weaving, dating from the late Palaeolithic (Civilization of hunters and fishermen). According to the art of basketry, primitive looms were small and easy to transport. The first finding of a loom dates from the same period and was found in the archaeological site of Laugerie-Base in Dordogne, France.
Vegetable fibers taken from the bark of trees such as fig or mulberry, and interwoven strips were put to soak, then beaten with a mallet until softened and were united.
After the tissue was treated with oils or animal fats and painted to be more durable. It's technique is very similar to that used by the Egyptians for development of papyrus paper.
With the discovery of natural fibers, whether they be from animals that have wool or vegetable fibers such as flax, began to weave small items, ranging by uniting seams to make larger pieces.
It is known from studies and archaeological finds, the first wool used was a type of lamb from a primitive species that had the fleece longer and stiffer hair.
The next step would be to make larger garments and for that we required a fixed housing, as became looms large and heavy, and nomadic peoples could not convey.
For this reason, among others, the nomads became sedentary (sedentary or Civilization breeders) seeking settlements in fertile valleys with lots of grass.
The first full gowns found in Danish graves dating from the Bronze Age, observed that had been cut into large pieces.

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