In the early church it is most likely that only one linen cloth was used to serve as both altar-cloth and corporal.
Vesture. It means an item of clothing; garment; attire. That’s what linen cloths are for the Chalice.
Lets start with the history. The earliest known linens were made from thin yarn spun from flax fibers to make linen cloth.
The altar mystically represents Christ’s body therefore it is clothed with regal and priestly vesture.