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Materials: Cloth, Paper, and Wood

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1. Many textiles are woven from plant fibers; one of the most important discoveries made by ancient peoples was to weave cloth from plant fibers.

2. Wood and wood products, which supply construction materials and fuel to much of the world population, rank right behind food plants in terms of their importance to humanity.

3. Paper, the chief medium of communication in contemporary society, is produced from the pulp of trees or other plants.