From Plant to Rope
The growing and harvesting and processing and machinery of rope making from sisal, aptly demonstrated by our incredible tour guide and rope making crew from the Hacienda, left us in awe. It’s probably better seen than described on paper, so Carma took videos along with pictures.
The amount of time and effort and conditions put up with by a large contingent of laborers to plant, harvest and process the fiber and rope was almost unimaginable. True to maxims of wealth and power, the money made was made on the backs of those not empowered by their money. Each Hacienda issued it’s own currency which was used to pay the workers who in turn could only spend it in the very over priced Company Store. Slavery..
Our tour guide was quick to give us the history lesson.
Have fun watching.
The Manual Process
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Using Machinery to Make Rope