New Zealand flax : New Zealand flax
Effective 2 July 2019
Preferred Term: New Zealand flax
New Zealand flax (Phormium spp.) can be made in to a variety of fibre articles. Long strips of leaf may be processed (stripped, washing, bleaching, fixing, softening, dyeing and drying) and woven or plaited to produce basketry and mats. The leaves may also be pounded to make a fibre called muka which is used to make cordage and rope.