Luton is the principal seat in England of the straw-plait manufacture, and large quantities of hats and other straw goods have been exported, though in recent years the industry has suffered from increased foreign competition.
In the United States straw-plait work is principally centred in the state of Massachusetts.
The exports are copra, fungus and straw hats, which the women plait very cleverly.
Hand with inscribed scutcheons and interlaced plait or knot ornaments (intrecciamenti), the vaultings with stars on a blue ground.
Plicare, plectere, to plait, pleat, weave, and in the suffixes of such words as borXauws, duplex, double, simplex, &c. Similarly the termination "-fold" is added to numbers implying "so many," e.g.