Made from 100% Henequén, (Agave fourcroydes), also called Yucatan sisal or Cuban sisal, fibre plant of the asparagus family (Asparagaceae), native to Mexico and Guatemala. Henequen fibre is an important leaf fibre and has been used since pre-Columbian times. The plant was introduced to Cuba in the 19th century and became the country’s chief fibre crop by the 1920s. Henequen fibre is made into twines and rope and may be used in agriculture and shipping. Coarse henequen-fibre fabrics, produced locally, are employed in such products as bags, hammocks, and shoe soles. The plant is closely related to sisal (Agave sisalana), another important fibre crop.