6. Noil Silk: The shorter waste fibers in the form of comber noils from spun silk processing are spun into coarser, irregular, neppy yarns using the woollen spinning system. Also known as Bourette Silk.
Principal Origin : Natural Chemical Type : Cellulosic Generic Name : Bast fiber Common Name : Flax. a. History: Linen has been known in civilised societies for thousands of years. Flax was already being cultivated systematically by ancient Egyptians, Babylonians and other civilisation. The rich people of Greece used only linen material. The priests used linen material for their dress while performing holy and custom deeds.