Fibers for pillows

Title Info
Common name Kapok
Scientific name Bombax ceiba
Taxonomic group Bombacaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Forest products
Date May 1998
Location Mala,Karnataka,India,Asia

Kapok pods with fiber to be used in pillows, India. Kapok trees surround their seeds with fibers, that were used to fill life preservers. People in Southwestern India collect these pods and use the fiber in pillows.