How to Weave Hawaiian Coconut Palm Fronds
Weavers and handcrafters rejoice! This complete guide to coconut palm frond weaving features eleven fun and beautiful projects to keep your hands busy. Beginners will find the photographic instructions easy to follow in creating functional and orn-amental weaving projects to give as gifts or keep for themselves. Make a coconut calabash-shaped basket as a decorative bowl for fruits, or weave a coconut hat for a day at the beach. Children will love to play with woven little animals such as an angelfish, grasshopper, or bird. Other projects include a variety of baskets and a pretty coconut rose.
For at least 4,000 years, coconuts and their fronds have been a useful and important staple for Polynesian cultures, especially Hawaiians, who developed coconut palm frond weaving into a skillful craft. Finally, coconut palm frond weaving can be learned in a do-it-yourself style and satisfy a weavers need to turn simple fronds into his or her own work of art with this step-by-step guide.