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PREFERRED TERM
agave fibre  
BROADER CONCEPT
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)
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
agavevezel

Dutch

sisal

French

Agavenfaser

German

ίνες αγαύης

Greek

סיבי אגבה

Hebrew

fibra d'agave

Italian

agavino vlakno

Serbian

pita

Spanish

agavefiber

Swedish

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http://thesaurus.europeanafashion.eu/thesaurus/10522
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