Panel #7 of the Self-Guided Tour of the Weeds of Australia now installed at Wollombi.
Spiny Rush is widely used in Africa as weaving fibre for baskets and mats.
Woman in Ghana weaving a basket .
Rush is used as natural fibre for weaving in many cultures around the world.
The fibre gets essicated then dyed and weaved for domestic uses and as a source of surplus income.
And here is the PDF version of the panel, 500+kb, enjoy!