Palm art

3 Apr
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La Rambla

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday and for the believers among Barcelona’s locals, that meant going to La Rambla to one of its flower stalls to buy a palm branch. Not just any old palm branch though, most branches on sale have been woven into intricate patterns and shapes, so what people are getting is a bit of palm art! Check it out…

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Pendants
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It's a wrap

A couple of girls from my hood (above) have gone for a small version with pendants and a pink ribbon. In the same size, but in a different style, are these which come in clear plastic wraps. The ladies (below) have gone for a larger version with pendants, with an orange ribbon.

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One for the ladies

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Ribbons and plaits

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Straight up

There are also un-plaited palm branches, and these come with either a bit of ribbon decoration (below) or plain (above). These will probably be placed onto a balcony railing and stay there for quite some time. If I spot any around town in the next couple of days, I will take some photos to share with you…

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Small, tall and fancy

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One for the gents

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The small kind

I quite like the small varieties, and prefer them plain, with no ribbons, like the girl (below) is carrying in her tote. But in case you wondered, I didn’t buy any to decorate the Cute Suite for the duration of Semana Santa (holy week).

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Nerd love

The ribbons I can definitely do without, but I do like the plaited palm branches and am impressed with the artistry of those who have made them, for they are intricate pieces of palm art.  Is there a similar tradition where you live? I’d love to hear from you! (Just leave a comment, or send me an email).

Tomorrow I have another coloured blog post in store with you. Make sure to check it out. Fins demà!

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Intricate pieces

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