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The “Egyptian cotton” is a peculiar type of cotton that is characterized by high quality and gained a world-wide reputation for about two centuries and half as being of the highest lint quality among world cottons. From the botanical point of view, it belongs to the species “Gossypium barbadense L.”, which originated in the New World. But from a commercial production point of view, it is the high-quality cotton that has developed in Egypt and bears it in its name. The Egyptian cotton belongs to the species barbadense L. of the genus Gossypium. This genus comprises 52 wild and cultivated species.
Before 1820, one cannot speak about “Egyptian cotton” but rather about “cotton in Egypt”, the date of birth of “Egyptian cotton” is, most probably, 1820, when the first yield was harvested. Historical evidence indicates that in the early days of human civilization, three principal countries of the east have been distinguished by their distinctive type of fabrics; China as the land of silk, Egypt as the country of flax (and linen), and India of cotton. The most ancient cotton fabrics , estimated to be 5000 years old , was discovered in the excavations of Mohenjo-Daro in Sindh (now in Pakistan) , and is believed to be made of the present “desi” cotton of northern India.