They had conspicuously displayed the ramie cloth, made in different colors, which had been woven during the past two weeks.
ramie or China grass is a soft, silky, and extremely strong fiber.
This plant resembles ramie and belongs to the nettle family also, but it is without the troublesome resin of the ramie.
The next in importance to linen is ramie or rhea, and China grass.
Their ramie fiber top was of a light yellowish color, which looked bright in the moonlight.
ramie or China grass and pineapple fibers are sometimes used as adulterants in the manufacture of silk.
The ramie mantle was found to possess a greater life than the cotton mantle.
The commercial history of ramie, therefore, does not extend further back than 1869.
The fiber is also variously known in commerce as rheea, ramie, and in China as Tchow-ma.
He probably confounded the yucca with the ramie plant of the East, of which grass cloth is made.