Ti Leaves

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Hanzo, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    You can make all kinds of stuff of of ti leaves. I have made hula skirts for my daughters. Can make leis (garlands) to not only wear around your neck, but haku leis to wear around your head that will work a little bit like a sun shade. You can make a cloak that can keep out wind and rain. That would make an interesting poncho shelter, since it works like wearable, portable thatching. More up my alley, you can use it to wrap food for cooking. One of my favorite uses.

    Today, was not so practical. I made a New Year rose for the wifee. It would have come out better had I used the larger green leaves. But since it was for a rose, I used the smaller red ti leaf. But wife liked it and that's all that mattered.

    I bound it using the center rib that I cut out, but after some handling, it came loose. So I resorted to the bushcraft standby... My stapler.


    A better close up of both the wife and the rose.

  2. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    You 'ol softy..:D

    Looks good bud.
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Must have been a good New Year celebration with the wifee. Felt a bit romantic today ehhhh ;)
    Great job Hanzo!!
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  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Gotta start 2015 with a bang, right?
  5. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Ti leaves.... Who would have thought? Well done Hanzo!!
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    You can do the same with palm fronds or other things. I make a rose out of chopstick wrappers for my monkeys.
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    I'm lucky if I can fold a napkin into a triangle!! :p
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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    You can do it, @Dunerunner.
  9. Matteo10572

    Matteo10572 Monkey+

    It is my understanding that the roots can be made into an alcoholic beverage. Maybe that will help too.
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  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    So I hear too, but have never tried.
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