Most of the pillow covers are hand-woven linen, some are pure linen,
a large part are a mixture of linen and cotton and a few are linen and wool.
Linen is made from the fibers of the stem of the beautiful blue flax flower.
It's like cotton plant fibers, but where cotton is made from seed hair, flax is made from the fiber of the stem.
Flax plants grow in temperate areas, where cotton plants grow in the tropics.
Flax fibers are stiffer than cotton, and linen has the characteristics, that the fabric
becomes shiny after weaving.
Old-fashioned white and shiny tablecloths, for example, are made out of linen.