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straw work

[OED work done in plaited straw; cf. STRAW¹] n. goods made of woven strips of palm fronds: 1975 Bahamian women. . . plait and sew the leaves of palm trees into baskets, mats, and other useful articles. "Straw work" has remained an important cottage industry to the present day (Albury 80). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-10-31 18:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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