Henequen is the  fibre of Agave fourdroydes, native to southern Mexico and Guatemala, naturalised in Costa Rica and the islands and extensively  grown for it’s  fibre yield  in eastern Mexico, specifically  Yucatan, Veracruz and Tomaulipas.

Mexican-born Spanish naval engineer  Jose Mari Lanz studied  the usefulness of the  plant material to make ropes and other naval utensils  and documented  the merits of henequen in Yucatán in 1783.

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