Palm broom made for sweeping. This is a very traditional piece within the basket weaving craftsmanship. It is available in various sizes and ideal for sweeping dust or leaves off of balconies, patios or rooftop terraces.
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The craft of palm leaf basketry is known for reusing the leaves or palm material that couldn’t be utilised for plaiting, like split and dry leaves that are used to make brooms like this one. In addition, the tomizas (cord or rope made from palm material) have been used to tie the leaves together. María Hernández used several tools to make this Canarian palm broom such as an iron needle for the tomizas, a small needle to prepare the palm leaves, a knife and scissors and of course her hands, as the traditional craft is handmade.
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