jute Place holder

Other languages: jute (swedish), jute (french), Jute (german), yute (spanish), juta (italian), juta (portuguese), Γιούτα (greek), Juta (serbian), Jute (dutch)

Europeana Fashion Thesaurus (External data)

Broader concept
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19/03/2024 20:20:59
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URI
http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10479
Label
jute
English

jute
Swedish

jute
French

Jute
German

yute
Spanish

juta
Italian

juta
Portuguese

Γιούτα
Greek

Jute
Dutch

Juta
Serbian

Scope note
Bast fiber derived from either of two East Indian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis). The pale brown fibers are soft, lustrous, and coarse, ranging in length from 4 to 10 feet. The brittle fibers are used to produce a thread called hessian. Jute becomes so weak when wet that a thin twine can be broken by hand. It turns brown and degrades with time, sunlight, water, acids, alkalis, and bleach. Jute has been used since prehistoric times. It is used to make sackcloth, burlap cloth, gunnysacks, twine, paper, and carpet backing. It was also used to make brown paper in Europe in the mid-19th century. (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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