Palm fiber

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Egyptian basket
MFA# 91.131


Indonesian cloth
MFA# 30.796

Fibers from the leaves of the Palm trees are used for baskets, mats and cords.

Synonyms and Related Terms

palm fibre (Br.); fibre de palmier (Fr.); palmyra; fibra de palma (Esp.)

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Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 883
  • A.Lucas, J.R.Harris, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries, Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd., London, 4th edition, 1962
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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