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The history of quilting, the stitching together of layers of padding and fabric, may date back as far as 3400 BCE. While for much of its history, quilting was primarily a practical technique to provide physical protection and insulation, decorative elements were often also present - and many quilts are now primarily art pieces.
Quilting (stitching together layers of padding and fabric) is as old as ancient Egypt if not older and whole cloth quilts were very common trade goods in wealthy circles in Europe and Asia going back as far as the 15th century.. The earliest surviving quilt is from approximately the first century BC to the second century AD. It was found in a Mongolian cave and is a quilted linen carpet.