Manila Rope
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Manila Rope

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Manila rope is a natural fibre rope made from the abacá (Musa textilis) plant. It may also be referred to as ‘manila hemp’ although this is a misnomer as it is not made from the hemp plant.

The fibres of abacá are strong, durable and flexible. It’s also resistant to damage by UV rays so can be left in direct sunlight. Manila rope will shrink if wet but won’t be degraded by salt water.