Palm Trees

Palm trees are known for their versatility in providing various products, including broomsticks made from its branches or leaf sheaths, known as "ekel" in some Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

A GLIMPSE OF

MAKING PROCESS OF

Broomsticks

To make broomsticks, the branches or leaf sheaths are first collected from mature coconut trees. The collected materials are then stripped of their leaves and thorns and cut into the desired length for the broomstick. The cut branches or leaf sheaths are then dried under the sun for several days until they become hard and brittle.

Once the broomstick materials are dry, they are bundled together to form the broomstick's handle. The bundle is then tightly bound using string or wire to ensure the broomstick's durability. The resulting broomsticks are known for their stiffness and durability, making them ideal for sweeping floors and other cleaning tasks.

Types of Sticks

These are types of sticks used to make broomsticks

Nipah Sticks

Palm Sticks

Palm sticks are typically green when freshly harvested, but they can also be brown or yellow depending on the species of palm tree and the maturity of the leaf. Depending on the intended use, palm sticks can be left in their natural state or processed in some way. For example, some palm sticks stripped of their leaves and used for making broomsticks.

Nipah palm sticks are harvested from the leaves of the Nipah palm tree (Nypa Fruticans). Nipah palm sticks have a unique appearance, with a light brown color and a rough, fibrous texture. They are lightweight and flexible, making them easy to handle and work with.

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