This palm backpack, traditionally known as petaca or sereta, was made with green palm leaves. Additionally, palm cord was used for sewing. The palm backpack is especially handy for people who like to go fishing but it can also be used to transport any other kind of equipment or utensils.
Traditional and unique piece.
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Traditionally this palmbackpack is called sereta or petaca and was mainly used for going fishing. Apart from putting in fishing gear, people also transported the caught fish, as the sereta or petaca kept them fresh all the way to the harbour. For this particular palm backpack, green palm leaves have been used. María Hernández utilised several tools to make this Canarian sereta or petaca, such as a wooden needle to sew the plaited palm leaves, an iron needle for the tomizas (palm rope), a small needle to prepare the palm leaves, a knife and scissors and of course her hands, as the traditional craft is handmade.