National Geographic : 1926 Feb
ROUND ABOUT BOGOTA 153 A FIBER PLANT OF THE ANDES The fique plant, Fourcroya inacrophylla, is cultivated in the higher Andes for its fiber, which is used for making cordage, sandals, coarse sacking, packsaddles, and other articles of everyday use. In the background may be seen the densely wooded slopes of the rain-forest zone above Fusagasuga. Photographs by Wilson Popenoe THE TAVERN OF EL PEN6N (SEE TEXT, PAGE 143) In this small hostelry, high up among the clouds, the author spent an uncomfortable night while searching for the giant blackberry. Marcos and Hernando stand beneath the thatched eaves. The rocky trail to Fusagasuga passes in the foreground.