woven fabric from jute or sisal
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Burlap, also known as hessian, is a woven, rough cloth, made from jute, hemp, or other fiber.[1]

Empty burlap coffee sacks

Burlap is often sewn into large sacks for packing and shipping bulk foods such as dried beans and grains. After filling, the sack can be sewn closed and the stitching opened so the sack can be reused.

References change

  1. "definition of burlap from Oxford Dictionaries Online". oxforddictionaries.com. 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.[permanent dead link]