Manila Rope is an inexpensive, natural fiber rope that is treated with a preservative before leaving the Philippines. Stronger & more economical than true hemp, manila is made with abacá leaves, a close variant to today’s modern banana plant.
This flexible & decorative rope has that perfect nautical look when new or rustic charming when weathered. Holds knots well with a great hand grip texture makes manila a popular choice for handrail or landscape projects.
Although this rope has UV resistant fibers, it may shrink outdoors by up to 10%. Also, during the manufacturing process there is a mineral oil applied for added durability. When new, you may smell a slight oil odor that should fade away in a week or two.