// weaving a hat at home with locally "harvested" Boston palm leaf
// like many ancient cultures, having the knowledge in your hands to create an every day object from immediately available material, instead of relying on a heavy outsourced manufacturing & exchange system
// palm leaf made of recycled brown packaging paper from home, taped with paper tape. 100% compostable.
// learning ancestral Pacific Islander techniques through online videos
How to Make a Palm Hat - PART 1
How to Make a Palm Hat - PART 2
// this project is inspired by seeing a cowboy palm leaf hat in Louisiana's Bayou region in 2007, which after investigation in 2015, turned out to have been made by Hawaiian hat weaver Kekoa Kaapu, most likely with palm leaves harvested in Florida.