Textiles in the Book of Mormon

  • The Book of Mormon describes the use of linen and silk

  • No evidence for the growing of flax (used to make linen) has been found in pre-Columbian sites

  • No evidence of silkworms or the technology required to produce silk material has been found

  • No linen or silk items have been found

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The Book of Mormon describes the use of silk and linen textiles in ancient America. However, flax (used to make linen) was not grown in the Americas. No linen or silk textiles have ever been found in pre-Columbian sites.

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