As far back as the Southern and Northern Dynasties, Nanyang had already entered the cotton cloth and was called "Gibbe".
The workmanship is beautiful, the material is rare, and people who can wear these cotton cloths are of course limited to the nobles.
To the Song and Yuan dynasties, South and Southeast China, such as Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei and other places have human grows cotton, Qiongzhou, Guangdong (Hainan Island) was the famous cotton production area.
At the time of Yuan, Wudang people Huang Daopo of Songjiang Province brought back the textile technology of Li nationality natives from Qiongzhou. She taught the people in her hometown to make looms and yarns, color matching,healds, and the slivers of muddy cotton became the most Popular brand name
In the Ming Dynasty, this place became the center of cotton production.
The Ming Dynasty stipulated that if the people had between 5 acres and 10 acres of land, they must plant half a mu of mulberry, cotton, and hemp, more than 10 acres of fields, and double planting.
In this way, the cultivation of cotton has been promoted, and the textile technology has also been continuously improved.