A fine, white fiber obtained from the leaf stalks of the gebang palm that is found in the Philippines. Agel fiber is used for sailcloth, rope and fishnets. Coarser fibers obtained from the plant stems are woven into hats.
Synonyms and Related Terms
agel fibre; gebang
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 237