Manila rope is very durable, flexible and resistant to salt water damage. These are the characteristics that allow its use in the shipping line. It can be used for the manufacture of handicrafts like bags, carpets, clothing, furniture and curtains holder.
Manila rope shrink when it gets wet. This effect may be useful in certain circumstances, but it must also be taken into consideration where there is not desirable. The contraction is causing increasing tightness knots, which are harder to relax.