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Le chanvre

Publié le 19/7/2018 –

It is one of the fastest growing plants and its fibre has been used extensively throughout history. As far back as 10,000 years ago, hemp was first spun into usable fibre and was cultivated in many parts of the world. Hemp was often used to make sail canvas, and the word « canvas » derives from cannabis since the scientific name for the plant is Cannabis sativa. Today, a modest hemp fabric industry exists, and hemp fibres can be used in clothing. Pure hemp has a texture similar to that of linen.

Le chanvre est très présent dans la tradition textile du Vietnam, particulièrement chez les Hmong qui vivent aussi en Chine, en Thailande et au Laos.

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