Cotton during the Italian Renaissance

The North Italian Cotton Industry 1200-1800 by Maureen Fennell Mazzaoui For information on 1300-1600 see the entire paper here. You can read a summary of the information in the article “Cotton is Period, Really?” here. A) 1100-1300 The silk and cotton industries of medieval Italy were transplanted industries based on technological transfers and raw materials … More Cotton during the Italian Renaissance

Quattrocento Fabrics

What types of fabrics were worn in Italian City-States during the quattrocento? Where were they made?     Cotone is Cotton Cotton was imported into Italy from Greece and Egypt as early as the docento. Sicily was also “a major exporter of unprocessed cotton and an importer of finished cloth.” The fabric was worn by … More Quattrocento Fabrics