The rope is one of the oldest instruments of humanity for performing various works. There are very few ancient and effective inventions in the world, such as ropes. Archaeological excavations prove that in Europe ropes were made about 28,000 years ago. People used wool, straw, hair as a material for the rope. Sometimes they made ropes and of such materials as narrow snow-white leather strips, horsehair, root roots and scourer. Later, the base materials were replaced with specially grown vegetable fibers, such as hemp, flax, sisal, and manila, in order to get stronger ropes.
The ancient Egyptians, probably, were the first to braid the rope. In Egypt, the ropes were made of fiber or papyrus around 6000 years ago.
Additional demand for rope production arose in the golden age of sailing, which began in the 16th century. For example, the famous sketches made by Leonardo da Vinci for the production of mechanical machines for the production of ropes. Since all the gears were with ropes, the art of weaving was very intensively developed. That is why many sailors are still used them even today. The importance of ropes in shipping has been preserved to our days.