Nalu - Hemp, Cannabis, Sativa Bark Fibre

Nalu - Hemp, Cannabis, Sativa Bark Fibre


Continuing from as far back as can be remembered the fibre of hemp bark (nalu) has been extracted and processed in Nepal. It is used for a multitude of purposes including the making of strong ropes and bags, and the weaving of namlos - headbands to support baskets - and dumlos - used to tie or tame animals and many other purposes. Hemp, a tropical plant that grows to a height of about 7 to 8 feet is cultivated extensively in the eastern terai region of Nepal. Its bark is thick and is the raw material source of the fibre. It is also commonly called jute/ nalu fibre.

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