Cordage is a strong string or twine made by braiding or twining together the fibrous stalks of grass and other plants. In real life, “cordage” is a generic term—cordage can be made from other materials, such as bark strips, roots, and vines. However, in Primal Lib “cordage” only refers to the kind made from plant fibers.


Craft from two or three plant fibers.

Recipe for cordage from plant fibers


Crafting. Cordage can be used in place of string in all crafting recipes. Cordage is also used by other mods that are built on PrimalLib.

  • Basket Case—Cordage can be used to make wicker and baskets.
  • Darkest Before Dawn (in progress)—Cordage can be used to make fireboards.

Fuel. Cordage can be burned in a furnace for one second (20 ticks).


In the config settings, cordage can be tweaked in the following ways:

  • You can prevent cordage from being crafted. (In Basket Case, cordage is one of four items that can be used to bind wicker together for crafting baskets.)