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Rippling flax to remove the seeds and remains of flower heads. In the background the flax plants are being pulled (harvested). After processing, the long fibres of the stem Flax plant (Linum) were processed to produce linen. Engraving from 'Great Industries of Great Britain' (London, c1880).

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Rippling flax to remove the seeds and remains of flower heads.  In the background the flax plants are being pulled (harvested).  After processing, the long fibres of the stem Flax plant (Linum) were processed to produce linen.  Engraving from 'Great Industries of Great Britain' (London, c1880).