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. 2014.

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  • 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

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