Last week in Holland I were so lucky to be able to see two old samplebooks full of leno from 1954. All of the samples were woven in cotton.
Many of the samples were woven in what I call a plain leno together with the ordinary plain weave.
A letter from the manufactor in dutch.
A very simple design with plain weave and in the edges a leno. Before and after the plain weave a little cross is woven in leno. Beautiful and simple.
Together with each sample there were a sketch like this.