I am just curious about cloth. What culture the cloth comes from doesn't matter, as long as it is a desert culture. I have a character hailing from a fantasy desert, and I am wondering what his clothes would be made of.
Various lightweight cloths are made from plants, worms, etc. Like linen and silk. In the desert, presumably flax would have a hard time growing and silk worms would have nothing to eat. So did ancient desert people trade and/or buy their fabric, or did they have some other kind of desert-made cloth (besides wool and leather)?