Aloe Silk Mill

Among the many uses we know of for the aloe plant is the use of its fibers for textile weaving.  

We were able to visit an aloe silk mill to learn how the craftsmen extract, color and weave the threads.

 This is the harvested aloe plant.

  
The craftsman showed us the extracted fibers by tearing the plant.  


The boys were then able to see the loom in action.

    
The textiles were beautiful and the boys enjoyed modelling them.  
 

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