Palm leaf (Chamaerops humilis).Dwarf palm, fan palm, mini-palm. Different names referring to the same thing: the palm. Essentially a humble plant, not featured nearly as much as other materials for interior décor. And maybe that’s why we like working with it. An native species of plant to Europe that thrives in calcareous lands, with the breeze off the sea, the intense sun of midday; pure Mediterranean in character.
The palms are cut with a short sickle made especially for the job. They are heaped together and tied in sheaves for transportation. Then they are spread out under the sun to dry and loose their green colour to later on become the more characteristic straw shade.The drying of the leaves makes working them almost impossible, they break when woven. So they are blanched to give them back their elasticity.. To get the right leaf for the weave you need to cut the pieces of the stem that support the layered leaves (foliole or leaflet). Then the leaves have to separated, one by one. When they are separated out only some are used. The most beautiful ones will become strands, the raw material that is woven into the products. The strands are braided together to form ropes of different centimetre widths depending on the pieces in question. These slats must be dried by the sun over a few days till they are ready for sewing.The last step, and the most delicate, is the one that needs experienced and expert hands. This is where the craftsmanship comes into its own; recorded forever more in the objects that are sewn by hand.
AFTER CARE & CLEANING
Clean with a non-abrasive soap to remove stains. In case it gets wet, dry in the sun.
LET’S LOVE GIFT
For each purchase made online you will receive an amazing heart-shaped seed of the Cardiospermum halicacabum plant. Once planted, it will produce a creeper of thick green vines with a delicate white flower and paper like pods. Within the pods, once dried, you will find 3 seeds and their heart shaped motiv, which can be given to all those who love Nature. Let’s Love.