From banana bark to handbraided baskets

From banana bark to handbraided baskets

Banana palms

In Indonesia banana palms is a fast-growing plant, which grows everywhere. The banana palm is self-planting, and grow continually side shoots, which turns into new banana palms. 

Drying the bark

After flowering, the banana palm dies, it is cut down, and the bark is taken off. The banana bark is dried in the sun and pressed with a special technique making the bark more flexible. 

Banana bark baskets

The banana bark is recycled and transformed into beautiful authentic baskets, hand-braided by local craftsmen in Indonesia.






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