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Basketry

Basketry

Due to the abundance of palm leaves on the one hand and the everyday needs for practical objects on the other hand the people of the area have been familiar with wicker-work or basketry from a long time. In recent years the growing tendency towards natural fibers instead of synthetic ones has prompted the local artisans to create new designs. To make products in vivid colors, the palm leaves have to be dyed beforehand. For this purpose woolen threads are twised around palm fibers in the process of interlacing by applying geometrical or floral designs. The items produced include shopping-baskets, hand-bags, bird cages, fruit vessels, bread servers, Malls, lamp-shades, hat and finally garden chairs in
combination with wooden frames.