(5) In Egypt during the Old Kingdom linen was washed by men in the courtyard, then wrung to dry it, stretched and folded. ... leucographis, growing in Egypt which also they who make linen use for whiting of the clothes, it being soft and melting.
|Title||:||studies in ancient technology|
|Author||:||R. J. Forbes|
|Publisher||:||Brill Archive - 1971|