We have been at the same thing ever since. Sure, few of us now take leaves and stick them in our hair, or crush berries to stain our skin. We have simply found more sophisticated, less direct ways of getting closer to nature.
Now that our world has become the gasp inducing, byzantine place it is, we still refer to those forces and forms from nature all the time. We have no real desire, after all, to do so. Nor would it be possible, in truth. We are nature. Everything we have and make, comes from that same source point. It just seems less so because we are so very good at making things that look like other things. We love taking materials we have devised, like textiles, and making them do astonishments, through our efforts and technologies.