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Scientific name Touchardia latifolia

Hawaiian Name Olona

The Hawaiians specifically cultivated this plant for its cordage.  It has now been found to be one of the strongest natural fibers in the world. The Hawaiians stripped and soaked the inner bark into cordage for use in fishing lines, attaching adz heads to handles, weapons and repair.



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    Posted by body language | April 24, 2013, 7:20 am

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