Flaxen: From Flax to Linen in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Southwest Portland
When
Oct. 8, 2019–Mar. 31, 2020
Cost: Included With Admission
Where
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

"Flax was once touted as a cash crop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but for various reasons the plant never lived up to its potential. It wasn’t for lack of trying though  in the 1930s, Portland Public Schools produced a series of hand-tinted glass lantern slides depicting scenes from the flax industry, from planting to weaving. These beautiful images are now on display at the Oregon Historical Society, and perhaps will rekindle interest in the natural fiber." – Oregon Arts Watch

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