Palm weavings, Saint Agatha, ca. 1980

Contributed by Ste. Agathe Historical Society


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.

On the upper left is a palm frond. The other two artifacts are woven palm fronds and are illustrative of the craft.

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  • Title: Palm weavings, Saint Agatha, ca. 1980
  • Creation Date: circa 1980
  • Subject Date: circa 1980
  • Location: Saint Agatha, Aroostook County, ME
  • Media: Palm fronds
  • 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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