Skein of processed Phormium Tenax fiber; London, England

Skein of processed Phormium Tenax fiber; London, England

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Description
Object tags read: "Phormium tenax / Prepared & Manufactured in London / 8155 / Washington / L.1201-926" and "8155 / L.1201-926 / Phormium tenax / London".
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 associated with study specimen TE.E188155.002
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fiber skein
plant fiber
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 13 3/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 33.9725 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
TE.E188155.001
catalog number
E188155.001
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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