Author 'Hiedra98' (Id 230958 ) : Nothing to do with the linen of our campaigns. It is a Agavacée, Phornium tenax, endemic to New Zealand, similar to sisal. When the Maori arrived from Polynesia central, at the beginning of the second millennium, they had taken the precaution to bring seedlings of the paper mulberry tree bark which they used to make their costumes. But they are not acclimated. Then, they were glad to find this 'lin' in which the fibre has allowed them to carve rather of coats pareos (it is cold there in the winter), to make baskets, mats, ropes, fishing lines, nets, etc... Here is a benefactor of humanity !