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Once the flax is stripped, the fibre is sticky to touch. It is washed to remove loose material and then laid out in the sun to dry and bleach.

As part of Local History Week, members of the public and City Library staff visited Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and the Flax Stripper Museum in Foxton.

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2018BD_2018-46_025375
Title
Freshly stripped flax
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IMCA Digital Archive
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IMCA Digital Archive

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Place
Foxton
Date
October 30, 2018

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Palmerston North City Library

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