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WICKERWORK WITH THE DWARF FAN PALM

 

This ancient kind of handicraft has nearly disappeared from Sicily. Such a craftsmanship is restricted to a few craftsmen in the neighbourhood of Trapani and Agrigento.

It is rather difficult to find on the market baskets, cordage, brooms, fans, mats, made out of the leaves of the Dwarf Fan Palm, whereas these products used to be once largely utilised, mainly because cheap and of good quality.