You shall observe My laws. You shall not let your cattle mate with a different kind; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed; you shall not put on cloth from a mixture of two kinds of material.
The original source for the prohibition against wearing a garment made of both wool and linen is the story of Cain and Abel. Cain offered God an offering of flax (linen) and Abel offered God a sheep (wool).
Since these two species led to the first crime (murder!) in history, God decreed that they should never mix upon our bodies.
Although a garment of wool and linen, known as kilayim, is normally forbidden to be worn, it may be used to clothe the dead.
This is because the dead are not obligated to observe mitzvot.
(Zohar, Avoda Zarah 65b, YD 301:7)
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