Letona

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Description

A strong, lustrous fiber obtained from the leaves of the Agave letonae plant. Letona is cultivated in El Salvador. Similar to henequen, letona fibers are used for coffee bags, canvas and twine (Cook 1984).

Additional Information

G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I. Natural Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984..