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12.10.04 - Jute
10-DEC-2004 Jyothi Karthik Raja

12.10.04 - Jute

State College

Jute is a long, soft, shiny fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads.
It is one of the cheapest natural fibers, and is second only to cotton in amount
produced and variety of uses. It belongs to the genus Corchorus in the basswood
family, Tiliaceae. Jute, one of the oldest surviving agro-industries in India, has been
traditionally in use for flexible packaging, specially sacks. Nowadays, the fibers
are also woven into curtains, chair coverings, carpets, and trendy handbags. Very fine
threads of jute are also made into imitation silk. The fibers are used alone or blended
with other types of fibers to make twine and rope.

India is the largest producer of Jute. It is also the leading producer of mangoes,
cashews, peanuts, pulses, sesame seeds, tea, and many spices like cardommom, ginger
and turmeric. It is also a leading producer of cauliflowers, onions, rice, sugar cane,
apples, bananas, coconuts, coffee, cotton, eggplants, oranges, potatoes, rubber, tobacco,
and wheat. India has the world's highest percentage of arable land to the total
geographical area, in the world. Agriculture accounts for about 10% of India's
exports and still serves as the livelihood for millions of Indians.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel
1/20s f/5.6 at 27.0mm iso400 full exif

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Ray :)14-Dec-2004 02:12
A wonderous presentation, and the sepia works so well.
markvm12-Dec-2004 01:31
Excellent image, Jyothi!
laine8212-Dec-2004 00:15
Jute is jute in anyones language then. Great image.
Larry Ahern11-Dec-2004 11:39
Fantastic shot!!
Peter Hollinger11-Dec-2004 05:15
I'll never forget the dusty smell of burlap bags from when I lived in Bengal as a kid.
gary becker11-Dec-2004 05:08
Very cool image. Well done. And ditto on the info.
jude11-Dec-2004 03:24
wow! Beautiful toning and lighting here, Jyothi.. i'm very impressed.. Interesting info too
katwilkens11-Dec-2004 03:15
Interesting photo and caption.
Ann LT11-Dec-2004 02:48
I like the tone and thanks for the info!!
Josy's Pics11-Dec-2004 02:42
Great composition and tones!
JMPhotography11-Dec-2004 02:04
Interesting, well composed and thanks for sharing. vote
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