Fine Irish linen damasks offer fine, luxurious durability from a lint-free cloth that is cool to the touch.
Linen has long been known as a luxury fabric and was worn by the the Royal families in ancient Egypt and the high priests during biblical times. In recent times, its up-scale reputation stems in-part from the considerably higher cost of producing linen when compared to cheap fabrics such as cotton.
Flax, the plant which provides the raw material to produce linen, is thought to have been first cultivated in Ireland around 2000 years ago and it is said that Saint Patrick himself was buried in a shroud of fine Irish Linen. Nowadays, Irish Linen adorns the tables of Irish Embassies as well as many of the world's top hotels.
People have been producing cloth from this natural fibre for at least 7000 years. The British Museum has samples of Linen that are over 6000 years old and the wrappings used on the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II were found to be in a perfect state of preservation after 3000 years - a testament to the incredible durability and quality of this fine cloth.