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The sisal is the fibre extracted the sheets of Sisal plant. Very resistant, this fibre is used for manufacture of rope, coarse fabrics, carpet The origin of its name comes from the town of Sisal located in the province of Yucatán at Mexico It is starting from the port of this city that the fibres in the whole world were dispatched. At the time of the period ostentation, the exploitation of the seedlings of sisal was done under the control of the great landowners of haciendas
The culture of this plant is from now on anecdotic but one finds in Mexico of the artisanal articles exclusively manufactured starting from this fibre and of which most known are the hammocks or the Panama hats.

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