Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - A
Caribbean artisans have used similar natural resources in fashioning traditional crafts and preparing local foods. Yet these materials are often known by different names throughout the region.
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One of a family of succulent plants (Agavaceae) with long, thick, fibrous, stiff and spine-tipped leaves radiating from the root; they are often used as barrier hedges…. This plant is a source of fibre familiarly known as sisal.
A type of sandal of plaited rope, or cut from a piece of motor-car tyre or wood; its toeless upper is a broad instep strap made of canvas, leather, or other suitable material….