Jesus taught: "Consider the wildflowers, they do not toil or spin, yet Solomon in all his splendor was not arrayed like one of these."
From a fragment of papyrus found in Oxyrhyncus, Egypt and published during the 19th century:
Jesus said, "Do not worry from dawn to dusk and from dusk to dawn about [what food] you [will] eat, [or] what [clothing] you will wear. [You are much] better than the [lilies], which [neither] card nor spin. And for your part, what [will you wear] when you have no clothing? Who would add to your stature? It is he who will give you your clothing."
The people of his day got their clothes from those who were spinning yarn from wool, goat's hair, camel's hair, cotton, or flax (linen). They did not have cheap dyes to match the vivid colors of some these elegantly arrayed anemones that turned towards the light clothed in vivid attire. Many people worried alot about being able to afford their clothes in those days. These wildflowers that sprang up after the winter rains did not lack a beautiful appearance.