Flax and Hemp Cultivation and Manufacture on Slovene Soil in the Past Century and until the Breakup of the Dual Monarchy

  • Katarina Kobe Arzenšek
Keywords: 19th Cenutry, Slovenia, Economic history, textiles, craft


The author presents flax and hemp cultivation and manufacture on Slovene soil in the 19th century and establishes that extensive production was characteristic of both. The traditional Slovene linen manufacture was wiped out by the cotton industry and the development of the railway traffic which enabled the competition of foreign producers of ready-made clothes, as well as by the breakthrough of steamers due to which the consumption of sail cloth went down.