Grown in the fields of Lithuania for centuries, flax is a plant yielding fibres which, after a laborious process, can be woven together to create a durable, ecological and highly valued textile called linen. Clothing made from linen is especially good for hot weather as its absorbent nature keeps the skin cool. Flax seeds, meanwhile, are a healthy source of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 acids. In a typical Lithuanian rural household, tablecloths, table runners, bedding, towels and other objects were often made of linen. These days, linen products and souvenirs in the Vilnius shops are almost as popular as amber.