Process of weaving a Polynesian custom Basket
Harvesting of Padanas Leaves
Go to the bush and look for wild padanas leaves. Cut them properly and makesure you touch them tenderly cos they have thorns on the leaf edges. Also its best to wear long-sleeved shirts that cover your hands to avoid scratches as well.
Drying leaves over the fire
After harvesting the leaves, dry them over a fire. Make sure that the fire has burned down to charcoal so that it dries the leaves slowly.
Fine Drying with the sun
Now lay the leaves in the sun until they are completely dry.