A Manual for School and
Mattie Phipps Todd
Of the Motley School,
With an Introduction
Alice W. Cooley
Formerly Supervisor of
Primary Schools, Minneapolis, Minn.
McNally & Company
Chicago New York London
History of weaving
the oldest of the industrial arts, dates back so far
that no one can say when or where it had its beginning.
We read in Genesis iii, 21, that when Adam was driven
from the Garden of Eden he wore a coat of skin; but, not
long after, according to Professor Hurwitz, the
descendants of Adam wore an upper garment called the
simla, which consisted of a piece of cloth about six
yards long and two or three wide, greatly resembling a
blanket (Ashenhurst). This might have been woven
from vegetable fibres, perhaps from wool, but in what
manner we do not know. The warp and woof of linen and
woolen garments is mentioned in...................