Galley Giveaway! COTTON by Giorgio Riello


In honor of Cotton’s release, we’re hosting a galley giveaway! As historian Giorgio Riello points out in his book, cotton was a global commodity that was traded from East to West and everywhere in between. To test your expertise, guess which country produced these textiles (one country per image); all participants have a chance to win one of three galleys. Post your answers below!


Ceremonial hanging with a hunting scene, late 17th/18th century

Jacket, late 18th century

Decorative hanging used in a royal court, 16th century


Block printed mezzaro, early 19th century

Hooded cape in black glazed cotton with Indian floral patterns and cotton linings

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