Philippine Palaspas (Palm Weaving)
December 7, Saturday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Down Jersey Folklife Center
Ages: 14 & above
Class Limit: 10
Class Fee: $15, Materials Fee: $5 (Class & Materials Fee: $20)
Instructor: Mirinisa Myers
Registration Closing: October 28
Palaspas making is a part of the Philippine art of palm leaf weaving and is prominently practiced during the Lenten Season. The Palaspas – a palm weaving taken to church on Palm Sunday to commemorate Christ's entry into Jerusalem where people waved palm leaves in celebration and laid palm branches in his path – is a religious symbol and an expression of artistry, creativity, and faith.
During this cultural workshop, participants will learn how to weave different patterns using palm leaves including a cross, zigzag, fish, and a rose.
- If you are registering for more than one individual, you must note the other student's name(s) in the comment section at checkout with an email address or phone for individuals over 17.
- Registration is not confirmed until it is processed and you have received a confirmation email from the education coordinator. Seats are limited and booked on a first come, first reserve basis.
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