The leaves were twisted and split. Well what you did really with the leaves, was you soaked them in water and then dried and then soaked them in water again then you’d split them and weave them into string and it makes it almost indestructible. So that’s the string and of course we have the most wonderful story about the Dianella revoluta, it’s a wonderful legend.
Transcript of Aunty Fran Bodkin explaining the uses of Dianella
The legend of the Dianella is called
Pokulbi: How the Dianella Came to Be.
Here is the story