Palm weaving, Saint Agatha, ca. 1980

Contributed by Ste. Agathe Historical Society

Description

In many churches on Easter Sunday, palm fronds are blessed and distributed to the congregation. Some parishioners take the palms home and place them behind crucifixes or holy pictures and others weave the palm fronds into intricate shapes which are also displayed in the home to remind one of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion.

The art of palm weaving is a folk craft passed from generation to generation. While palm weaving is found in many cultures the patterns and uses of the palms vary from culture to culture or even from community to community within a culture.

This is woven palm fronds and is illustrative of the craft.

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About This Item

  • Title: Palm weaving, Saint Agatha, ca. 1980
  • Creation Date: circa 1980
  • Subject Date: circa 1980
  • Town: Saint Agatha
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Palm frond
  • Dimensions: 4 cm x 18 cm x 10 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Ste. Agathe Historical Society
P.O. Box 237, St. Agatha, ME 04772
(207) 543-6911

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