On this new information age with the biggest available technologies and the daily improve on the production process the genuine art of made handmade cactus fibers embroideries on sole leather could look without good future with few probabilities to time survive, the new industrial process and new synthetic fibers available plus the whole world open to the trade, make to the companies look for revenue manufacturing cost, should open the minds of everybody concerned around this art and to see that unless the well organized- disciplined artisans groups that meet innovation, vision and the faster changes that the new market challenges request, could last for longer as a profitable business.
PITEADO'S ARTCRAFT EMBROIDERY FUTURE
The Cactus shrub is founded in Sylvester tropical environments or in jungle areas with high humidity. Some times the cactus shrub grow up in closed spaces near rivers or everglades, because its similar form to the Mexican-American-agaves it is called also "maguey of pita, " Agaves, Azabarra, Cabuya, Calamaco, Mezcal, Penca, Pita, Acibara, Alzabara, Henequen or Maguey. This kind of agave could grow up until reach 17 - 2.5 meters of height.
This resistant vegetal fiber that from many centuries ago was used to elaborated hammocks and fishing items among some others articles, Had been found pieces made of this natural material with more than hundred years of age that still preserve the endurance and its original resistance, from many angles this natural fiber have particulars characteristic such because the longitude its finest brightness plus its resistance quality in its natural way.
Even today as time ago the fiber is extracted from the leaves manually or with rudimentary tools in accordance with an old process that have no changed at all that mainly consist in take away the residues of gum to the long and green leaves to obtain the fiber ixtles that then is washed with small portion of lemon and salt until it gets a bright white compare with the pearls, to be ready for sale, this washing process sometimes is made in rivers or in natural lakes of clean water.
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