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The History Of Canvas


Canvas, a thicker cotton fabric, got its name from the Norse vikings of the eighth century who first used it for sails.So some people think that the canvas and the sailboat should be together, but that's not the case. The history of canvas development is very long, as early as the ancient Roman times canvas has been widely used.Since the canvas was made of many strands of thread, it was strong, durable, compact and thick.

The thick, tightly woven canvas also had good waterproof properties, and was eventually used to make marching tents in ancient Rome.Because canvas is firm wear-resisting character, afterwards the first modern parachute is made by canvas, the first modern football is made with rubber core canvas the spherical surface that make, 15 centuries appear on the world first oil painting, canvas also is to use thick wear-resisting canvas.In the early 16th century canvas by merchants brought to the americas, in the early European settlers of the americas, the canvas bag is yearning, full of adventure people's favorite, then the world's first pair of jeans is a canvas sewing, and then the birth of the first pair of canvas shoes in the world marked the canvas development to a new period, the canvas is more close to people's life.

In the 1960s and 1970s in China, the army green canvas schoolbag became a fashion item for everyone. With the progress of science and technology, the textile technology has been greatly improved, the type of canvas gradually increased, more widely used. In the 21st century, as we enter the era of environmental protection, canvas fabric has been more recognized. Although it is not enough to make public and show off, it is a little more casual and low-key. The new concept of canvas will bear new fashion concepts and enter the fashion field.

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