Materials & Techniques

Maguey

A plant of the genus Agave originating in Mexico. This species has long, fleshy leaves from which fibers are extracted for use in [textiles].

Excerpt from

Ann Rowe, “Glossary,” in Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador, edited by Ann Rowe, Laura Miller and Lynn Meisch (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007): 289-295.