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Explanation: Je crois que c'est plutot "bast", ici on a une faute de frappe.
Vegetable fibers, predominantly cellulose, come from various parts of plants. Cotton and kapok are the only hairs surrounding seeds to have commercial importance, and only cotton fiber is useful for the manufacture of textiles. Kapok cannot be spun but is used as upholstery stuffing. Bast fibers (from between the bark and stem) have several uses. Linen cloth is made from flax. Coarser clothes and rope are produced from hemp, jute, ramie, and sunn. Vascular fibers (from leaves and stems), such as agave (sisal) and yucca, are mainly used for making cordage. Entire stems of some grasses are woven as fibers for hats and matting. http://www.issihk.com/fabrics.htm
Bast or soft fibers
Worlds foremost bast fiber
Second only to cotton in terms of production
Has been used since prehistoric times (probably yielded the fibers for some of the
sackcloth referred to in the Bible
Native of the Mediterranean, but has spread to the Middle East and Far East
India is the primary producer
Herbaceous, reedlike annual http://asuwlink.uwyo.edu/~fungi/Fibrlect.pdf