Strip of plaited palm leaves

Strip of plaited palm leaves in a long rectangular shape. It can be closed with the tomiza, a rope or cord made of material from the Canarian palm tree. 100% ecological and water resistant. It can be costume-made in different sizes (length and height). Traditional piece.
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*As these are unique pieces, it is possible that the actual piece may not be exactly the same as the one on display. In case of a huge difference, our artisan will contact you after the sale to confirm it.


The empleita (strip of plaited palm leaves) was traditionally used to make cheese. To close it, it has a tomiza, which is a rope or cord made of material from the Canarian palm tree. Once woven, the empleita is very resistent and can be washed as much as necessary. It can be reused over and over again until it is completely worn out. María Hernández used several tools to make this traditional Canarian empleita such as a wooden needle to sew it, 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.


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