Sample of refuse fiber from the Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis, 1885

Sample of refuse fiber from the Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis, 1885

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Description
Sample of refuse fiber from the pericarps of the Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis, after the expression of the oil. From West Tropical Africa. One of a group of fiber samples given by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, in 1885, to the US National Museum's economic botany collection.
Original cataloging note, "Used as full".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
palm fiber sample
fiber sample, elaeis guineensis
date made
ca. 1885
Physical Description
Elaeis guineensis (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 19.05 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
TE.T00658
catalog number
T658
accession number
16188
Credit Line
Gift of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Fibers & Economic Botany
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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