Cotton comes from the family of Malva plants. They exist mainly in tropical and sub-tropical areas. The plant consists of big, palmlike leafs with edges and has great white, red and yellow flowers surrounded by a large outside lining with edges.
The fruit on the plant is a round, eggshaped fruit, with a about 5 cm long capsule which when it is ripen opens up. The seeds have a hairy covering, cotton hair, which have given these plants its meaning.
Cotton is grown in most countries that manufacture carpets and is used mainly in the warp and weft.