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  • It serves for the thatching of roofs, for a papermaking material, for ornamenting small surfaces as a "strawmosaic," for plaiting into door and table mats, mattresses, &c., and for weaving and plaiting into light baskets, artificial flowers, &c. These applications, however, are insignificant in comparison with the place occupied by straw as a raw material for the straw bonnets and hats worn by both sexes.
  • Straw-plaiting is a considerable industry at Lacco; and a certain amount of fishing is also done.
  • The natives have several industries, including pottery, straw plaiting, smithwork and woodcarving.
  • A characteristic Italian industry is that of straw-plaiting for hat-making, which is carried on principally in Tuscany, in the district of Fermo, in the Alpine villages of the province of Vicenza, and in some communes of the province of Messina.
  • The plaiting is done by country women, while the hats are made up in factories.
 

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