Banana Leaf: A Woven Favorite
With cultivation dating back as far as 6,000 years ago in Papua New Guinea, the beloved banana tree native to tropical South and Southeast Asia bears more than just its delectable fruit. While bananas remain the primary reason for banana tree growth, the bark and leaves have a wide range of artistic and culinary uses.
We love banana leaves for their supple qualities that make them a wonderful material for weaving. They can be used to make handicrafts, decorative home accessories like tablecloths and curtains, as well as living furniture, such as chairs, bar stools and other seating. Baskets woven of banana leaves make lovely storage options that help keep you organized in style. Fibers made from banana leaves can even be sorted by shades of green before weaving to create gorgeous textural patterns. Add any piece of banana leaf furniture to your décor theme for the perfect exotic accent.