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Weaving hands and the WordPress blog weekly photo challenge

Today, I am participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and blogging experiment, from The Daily Post.

I participated last week, for my personal blog, on the theme “blue”.  It was fun to see the myriad of creative photos posted for the challenge — all on one theme no less — and to visit so many fascinating blogs.

The theme this week is hands.  I immediately thought about the photographs I took of Janice, weaving a place mat, and I am submitting this post about hands that create something useful from plant leaves.

The women who weave Native Leaf products are absolutely amazing. They take strips of romblon (pandan) leaves and skillfully weave beautiful, durable, and functional products.

Products made from natural materials are becoming more rare.   I see so many products for sale  that have a short life cycle, and will just end up in a landfill.  The placemats that Janice and her group creates can be used for many years, and because they are biodegradable and made 100% from leaves, can be composted at the end of use.

Here are other blogs who submitted photos for this weekly challenge (so far)…

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands | Just Snaps
  2. Photo Challenge: Give me a Hand | La Mandraka
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | Lonely Travelog
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | Lost in a Great Book
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « Transplantednorth’s Blog
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | Four Deer Oak
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « Disorderly Chickadee
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « acieartikulasi
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « e-Shibin
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | 50 Year Project
  12. Hands « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | Inspired Vision
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | Nature in the Burbs
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands (2) « e-Shibin
  16. Gimme A Hand « Spirit Lights The Way
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « Words And Peace
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « The Urge To Wander
  19. FATHER AND SONS – Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands « mywordwall
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « Mike Hardisty Photography
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « Spiritual World Traveler
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
  23. WordPress Photo Challenge: Hands « A year in the Life
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands « The Neophyte Photographer
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands | Wind Against Current


  1. Comment by Daniele — May 18, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    i learned a lot here…thank you so much.

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  4. Comment by Nature in the Burbs — May 18, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    Great photos and beautiful work on the placemat.

  5. Comment by Market Admin — May 21, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Thank you!

  6. Comment by Retiring Sort — May 18, 2012 @ 8:40 pm


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  8. Comment by Imelda — May 19, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    This reminds me of the sleeping mats we used for beds when I was growing up.

    These are beautiful photos and reminders of time past. :-)


  9. Comment by Market Admin — May 21, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Thank you Imelda. When I was a kid, we also slept on woven leaf mats, called banig, either made from romblon (pandan) or from the grass called “tikog”. My mother, who will be 72 shortly, prefers to sleep on the mats — right on the floor — instead of her bed.

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