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Sample of Saccharum Munja fiber; Calcutta, India

Sample of Saccharum Munja fiber; Calcutta, India

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Box containing a fiber sample. Marking on box reads "8154". The fiber itself is straw-like. A label was found inside the box which reads: "saccharum munja / culms / No. 8154, Loc. Calcutta".
One of a group of fiber samples given by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, to the US National Museum's economic botany collection.
This object is a study specimen associated with TE.E188154.001
Currently not on view
Object Name
rope sample
fiber sample
overall: 1 7/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 4 1/16 in; 3.65125 cm x 7.77875 cm x 10.31875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
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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