Dried Leaf Plate
These beautiful plates are handmade from real leaves and then dried and pressed to shape them.
Made from several layers of dried leaves pinned by hand with small pieces of the leaf stem. These are strong enough for use but equally are easily cut and shaped if needed.
These are a traditonal Indian eating plate or trencher made with broad dried leaves. It is mainly made from Sal leaves. It is also made from Banyan tree leaves. It is made in circular shape, by stitching 6 to 8 sal leaves with tiny wooden sticks. It is popular during traditional meals, festivals and in temples. It is a cottage industry in India where women work on weaving them at home in spare time. It was used extensively in the ancient times by Hindu sages for its purity. It was a custom to serve food in a patravali for guest meal or celebrations.
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