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Bast

(băst), ancient Egyptian cat goddess. At first a goddess of the home, she later became known as a goddess of war. The center of her cult was at Bubastis. Her name also appears as Ubast.

bast:

see barkbark,
outer covering of the stem of woody plants, composed of waterproof cork cells protecting a layer of food-conducting tissue—the phloem or inner bark (also called bast).
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Bast

 

plants grown for their bast fiber leaf-bearing trees, primarily lindens. Bast is used to weave baskets and other articles; it was formerly used to make lapti (bast sandals).


Bast

 

fibers of linden bark that have been separated from the other tissues by soaking the bark in water for an extended period. They are used to make matting, large bags, brushes (for whitewashing), and bindings for plants, as well as mops.

bast

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Bast

cat-headed goddess of love and fashion. [Egyptian Myth.: Espy, 20]
See: Love

Bast

cat-headed goddess representing sun and moon. [Ancient Egyptian Rel.: Parrinder, 42]
See: Moon

Bast

cat-headed goddess representing sun and moon. [Egypt. Myth.: Parrinder, 41]
See: Sun
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After harvesting, the bast fibres must be separated from the rest of the plant so that hemp fibres can be used.
The use of tree bast to make string and clothing is widespread in the ethnographic record and indeed bast fibre is still used widely today to manufacture cordage, flora plants such as jute, hemp and flax.
A similar polygonal cross section has been shown to exist for flax fibres [21] which are also bast fibres like hemp.
Laroche also focused on their low cost process for the decortication of bast fibres as well as on a tailor made post-consumer clothing recycling process for high production of fibers with optimum quality for technical applications.
Structural features of the pectic polysaccharides isolated from retted hemp bast fibres, Carbohydrate research, 296: 249-260.
The MAGMA T12 warp tying machine for technical yarn ties monofilaments, coarse multi-filaments, PP ribbons, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres, and many other fibre types.
Short staple bast fibres for spinning, nonwoven and paper
MAGMA T12 ties monofilaments, coarse multifilaments, PP ribbons, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres, and many other fibre types.
The MAGMA T12 warp tying machine ties monofilaments, coarse multifilaments, PP ribbons, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres and many other fibre types.
Their latest Airlay generation "FLEXILOFT" as well as a new low cost process for the decortication of bast fibres specially dedicated to long fibres applications as well as for classical textile.
MAGMA, equipped with optical system for double-end detection and patented thread separation, ties monofilaments, coarse multifilaments, PP ribbons, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres, and many other fibre types.
MAGMA is ideal for tying technical fabrics, it ties monofilaments, coarse multifilaments, PP ribbons, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres, and many other fibre types.