'The Judgment of Cambyses' by Dirck Vellert, (1542 CE), Rijsmuseum, Amsterdam. This panel shows a scene from Herodotus's Histories: Sisamnes, a corrupt judge, is ordered to be flayed alive by Cambyses, the Persian king. His skin was then used as a cover for the seat his son would use when he sat in judgment. -- Ancient History Encyclopedia
This might have been cotton? "Tree wool" Woodcut fifteenth century. [India] "there are trees growing in the wild, the fruit is a better and more beautiful than sheep wool. Indian weave wool clothing with this tree" Herodotus, Histories, III, 106 Rues de Pondichéry - Fragments d'histoire - département d'Ethnologie et d'Anthropologie de l'université de la Réunion
Psamtik I (also spelled Psammeticus or Psammetichus), was the first of three kings of that name of the Saite, or Twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt. His prenomen, Wah-Ib-Re, means "Constant [is the] Heart [of] Re." Historical references for the Dodecarchy and the rise of Psamtik I in power, establishing the Saitic Dynasty, are recorded in Herodotus Histories, Book II: 151-157.