Pima cotton is known for its unusually long, silky fibers which when spun and woven, craft a fabric of unmatched appearance and texture.
Discovery of its domestication, and importance to ancient cultures in South America and the West Indies confirm a history which spans 10,000 years. Native Americans grew the crop, and spun and wove into a fine fabric frequently presented as tribute to kings.
Spinning and weaving were considered among the noblest and most treasured of skills, with foundational myths showcasing the value of cotton to ancient Americans. The cotton was eventually called Pima Cotton, after the Pima Indians, who cultivated the cotton in Arizona in the early 1900s.