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ixtle (ˈɪkstlɪ; ˈɪst-)
(Textiles) a variant of istle
is•tle (ˈɪst li)
a fiber from any of several tropical American agave or yucca plants, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
[1880–85; < Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle < Nahuatl īchtli]
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A colcha blanket (or bed covering) from the period between 1750 and 1850 was inspired by the Spanish-embroidery style also known as colcha as well as the local weaving technique of using ixtle
or cactus fiber in the backing.
One, Aechmea magdalenae, known as ixtle
or pita in Mexico, is found in dense clusters in the understory of the lowland rainforest.