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
The Agave Lechugilla
Leaves of the Lechugilla Plant
The fiber threads are gained
Raw fiber left to dry
Combing fiber by hand
Combing table
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Raw fiber bundles ready to be processed

Scrapping off the flesh from the leaves

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Combing table