Tampico Fiber processing step by step

Making Tampico Fiber is an art unique to Mexico and and has been passed on for centuries from generation to generation. 
Desert of Northern Mexico
Desert of Northern Mexico
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The Agave Lechugilla
The Agave Lechugilla
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Leaves of the Lechugilla Plant
Leaves of the Lechugilla Plant
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The fiber threads are gained
The fiber threads are gained
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Raw fiber left to dry
Raw fiber left to dry
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Combing fiber by hand
Combing fiber by hand
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Combing table
Combing table
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Raw fiber bundles ready to be processed

Scrapping off the flesh from the leaves