Volunteer Dick Workman demonstrated how Calusa Indians and pioneer women wove palm leaves for clothing. Calusa men, he said, used the woven fiber to build codpieces, and women living in settlements would sell the finished fronds to haberdashers for extra income. It's not a cerebral activity, he continued. 'If you think about what you're trying to do, you mess up.'

Photo by Lindsey Kaiser, Eagle staff

Volunteer Dick Workman demonstrated how Calusa Indians and pioneer women wove palm leaves for clothing. Calusa men, he said, used the woven fiber to build codpieces, and women living in settlements would sell the finished fronds to haberdashers for extra income. It's not a cerebral activity, he continued. "If you think about what you're trying to do, you mess up."

Buy this photo

Photo Rating:

Related Stories

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features