Napkin
A history of origin
In modern life, we often have to use napkins, but people used to do without them. The first napkin was invented by an artist, a cook, and simply a great man, Leonardo da Vinci , who very much loved to have fun parties for friends. He tried to perfectly serve the table, so he carefully prepared for banquets. Everyone knows that tables after gatherings of a large number of people are a pitiful sight, they are "decorated" with dirty tablecloths, scraps and mountains of garbage.
In those days, during the feasts, many people wiped dirty cutlery on tablecloths and the floor of their own clothes, but Leonardo was squeamish about such things. The inventor insisted that every person sitting at the table should have his own piece of cloth next to the cutlery, which could wipe his hands.
The exact date of origin of the napkin is June 1887. The invention was patented by the Englishman John Dickinson . The first wipes for hand hygiene were made of linen. After the First World War, paper napkins appeared. At this time, production of dressings for the injured was adjusted. According to legend, the citizens of ancient Egypt used small pieces of bread instead of napkins. In Asia, in ancient times, it was customary to place a container with fragrant water, which washed our hands after meals, on the table.
In the 70s of the last century, wet wipes first appeared. At first they were intended to care for the skin of infants. The material was fragile, and the wipes themselves were impregnated with a solution that quickly dried out. Today in the production of napkins using a composition consisting of synthetic and natural fibers. The material is finally soft and durable.
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