There are 2600 different type of Palm Trees in the world, most of them grow in tropical or subtropical climates, and many of them can be found in Egypt.
I love Palm trees because they always bring up images of sunshine, far away lands and beaches – equaling holidays. It was during my last visit, in a small town near Luxor, that we found a nursery, where making furniture from palm tree leaves was part of their business.
It starts with this type of palm tree – sorry I can’t tell you the name because even asking the locals drew a blank.
When they have been shaped into long, straight strips, holes, about two inches apart, are punched in.
After assembling the strips these beautiful armchairs are the result . No, they don’t feel hard, or scratchy – on the contrary they were so comfortable that I didn’t want to get up ……
and for Eco lovers they are a dream come true!
More from Egypt soon