JOHN COLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN COLE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coir rope production. Village women twining coir fibres into strands of rope. Coir is a coarse fibre derived from tissue surrounding coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) seeds. Rope is produced from white coir, which is obtained from immature coconuts. White coir is used to make mats, baskets and sound-proofing material. Photographed in Mararikulam, Kerala, India.
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