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A strong, slender stem obtained from the climbing palm, Desmoncus macroacanthus, native to Brazil. Jacitara is a strong, elastic fiber that is used as a substitute for Rattan in cane chair seats.

Synonyms and Related Terms

rattan palm; Desmoncus macroacanthus

Resources and Citations

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971

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