The cultivation of the palm tree was born 6000 years ago in Egypt and Mesopotamia ... since its exploitation has continued to diversify. The only reserve of life for the inhabitants of the Sahara, they have been able to exploit, thanks to ingenious ideas, all the parts of the plant even after its death!
The oasis inhabitants of Tunisia manage to give it a second life… Each part of the tree is collected for a very specific use. The trunk is transported to the salt lake, Chott Djerid, to remain there for nearly 3 years, time to allow real drying and complete elimination of all traces of moisture.
Then comes the time for transformation. Thanks to a thousand-year-old tradition, the craftsmen create from the fibers of the dried trunks of the ropes and from the internal wood of the trunks, joists and spans which will be used to support the roofs of the houses of the Sahara.
When these houses become dilapidated and are called to be rebuilt, the old joists and spans are salvaged and transformed into small pieces of wood to give life to new creations. This is where the idea for our bag charm was born, which we designed for you to enhance this century-old wood.
Thanks to the meticulous work of a craftsman "Turner" with a know-how transmitted from generation to generation, each small piece has been smoothed and transformed into a ball in the middle of which has been slipped a hand-woven pompom by craftswomen. .
In our "Belles des Fêtes" box set specially made around the date palm, we offer you your jewel completely handmade. It's up to you to appreciate and admire the work of these craftsmen and the time that gave birth to this century-old wood!