Close by, sitting in the garden, were a row of men busy weaving sacks from henequen fibre.
A second year is allowed to pass before the henequen is planted.
By the time the sun is up, the cattle have been tended and the Indians are off to the milpas or the henequen fields.
Attention is being turned to the cultivation of henequen, which has given favourable results in the neighbouring state of Yucatan.
Triumphal arches of flowers and laurels, of henequen, and one built of oranges surmounted by the national flag, spanned the route.
henequen offers many advantages to capital, especially to those investors who dislike to take chances on returns.
Raul dismounted in front of a doorless hut, and began to pull off his corn sack, tugging at the leather thongs and henequen cords.
The men, too, who work in the gardens or drive the henequen wagons wear nothing but the breech-cloth and soup-plate straw hats.
henequen fiber is used by the Indians for a great variety of purposes.
One henequen lord went a few years ago to the St. Louis Exhibition.