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ABACA

ABACA

The sclerenchyma bundles from the sheathing leaf bases of Musa textilis, a plant closely resembling the edible banana plant. These bundles are stripped by hand, after which they are cleaned by drawing over a rough knife. The fibre bundles are now whitish and lustrous, and from six to twelve feet (1.8–3.6 meters) long. Being coarse, extremely strong and capable of resisting tension, they are much used in the manufacture of ropes and cables. Read more..

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Agronomy

Agronomy

A word used to describe the science of growing plants for food, fuel, and fibre analysis of variance. Group of statistical models that assigns portion of variances to explanatory annual allowable cut. Amount of wood allowed to be harvested in one year, calculated to ensure timber sustainability artificial pruning. Read more..

Box loom (weave)

Box loom (weave)

Box loom is a term used to describe a certain loom using two or more shuttles for weaving fabrics with filling yarns that differ in fibre type, colour, twist, yarn size or level. The box motion is automatic, changing from one shuttle to another. Read more.

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