A picnic plate made of banana leaves

In Cape Verde, bananas are grown everywhere. Once the bananas have been harvested, the island’s craftsmen reclaim the banana leaves to make useful everyday objects. In Mindelo, some craftsmen dry them and then press them together to make plates. These banana leaf plates are perfect for a picnic: unbreakable, water-resistant and therefore washable, without any chemicals, and as biodegradable as a leaf from a tree!


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