Agave Fibre


Agave Fibre
AGAVE FIBRE
A fibre obtained from the leaf of the Agave Americana. White to pale yellow in colour, short in length, hard in feel, is very strong, has much elasticity and is wavy. Used in the manufacture of a lace for decorative uses and for cordage. It is chiefly found in Mexico and Central and South America. The plant gives leaves 8-ft. to 10-ft. long and 1-ft. wide and yields 6 to 10 per cent of fibre. They are called "century plants" because it was thought they flowered once only in 100 years but it is known that the flowering depends upon its cultivation methods. Also known as American Aloe.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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