Aloe Fibre

ALOE FIBRE or Mauritius Hemp
A fibre obtained from the leaves of various species of the Aloe plant growing in tropical countries, chiefly Africa (see Mauritius Hemp)

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Bastard Aloe Fibre — Strong leaf fibre yielded by the Agave vipipara in N.W. India; used for ropes, mats, etc. Same as Maguey Fibre …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Bombay Aloe Fibre — A fibre obtained from the Agave Vivipara growing in the North west Province of India. The fibre is shipped from Bombay and used for ropes and cordage …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Manila Aloe Fibre — See Maguey fibre …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Fibre Lace — A frail, expensive lace, made from the fibres of the banana and the aloe plant (see Aloe Lace) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Aloe Hemp — A fibre obtained from the Sansevieria zeylanica, and is very similar to Mauritius hemp. The fibres are twisted similar to a rope, but in flat tape form …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • aloe — /ˈæloʊ / (say aloh) noun (plural aloes) 1. any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly African, various species of which yield a drug (aloes) and a fibre. 2. (often plural construed as singular) a bitter purgative drug, the inspissated juice… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Maguey Fibre — A name often given to the fibres yielded by the Agave Vivipara plant which is a native of India. The fibres are strong and used for making cordage, ropes, and mats. They have also been used for violin strings. The fibre is obtained by retting the …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Somaliland Fibre — The long and flexible leaf fibre of the Sanseviera Ehrengergii, in Africa. At one time it was imported as aloe fibre. To obtain the advantages of the fibre it has to be prepared where grown and as soon as gathered …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Pita Fibre — This is obtained from the leaf of the Agave Americana, chiefly growing in Mexico, Central and South America. Also known as aloe fibre. The plants are known as Century plants because they flower once only. Pita is very similar to sisal hemp. It is …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Agave Fibre — A fibre obtained from the leaf of the Agave Americana. White to pale yellow in colour, short in length, hard in feel, is very strong, has much elasticity and is wavy. Used in the manufacture of a lace for decorative uses and for cordage. It is… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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