From Pineapple Plants to Cloth: Part One

The first step is cutting the leaves in the field. Here you can see the length of the leaves and that they all seem to be the same length.


Inside, the process begins. The set-up is on the floor.


The leaves are stripped.


Then they are scraped. The scraper was a broken plate.


Finally the leaves are stripped down to the fibers. Next time, how the fibers of a certain length turn into long threads for warps and wefts.


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