agave fibre Place holder

agavefiber (swedish), sisal (french), Agavenfaser (german), pita (spanish), fibra d'agave (italian)

Europeana Fashion Thesaurus (External data)

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11/08/2017 16:01:50
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URI
http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10522
Label
agave fibre
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agavefiber
Swedish

sisal
French

Agavenfaser
German

pita
Spanish

fibra d'agave
Italian

Scope note
Species. The fiber has been used since pre-Columbian times; the Aztecs are known to have made clothing from it. From the late 1930s sisal has been cultivated commercially in Central and South America as well as in Africa. It is a strong, stiff fiber with a pale cream color. Sisal is typically dyed bright colors with direct or acid dyes. Sisal is used for cordage, ropes, sacks, brushes, upholstery padding, rugs, matting, handbags, hats, and in papermaking. (AAT)
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Broader concept
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     fibres
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          natural fibres
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               vegetable origin fibres
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