Immersed in the beauty and culture of the Marianas. My land, the island of Guam.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Palm Fiber Chamorro Sling
It wasn't that long ago when I thought that the only slingers in the world were me, my dad and an occasional Arab protester as seen on CNN. In the last two years I've learned that the sling has been and continues to be used all around the world.
Slinging has also put me in touch with some great people from all over the world. I recently made a trade of a few slings for raw palm fiber from which I made this Chamorro sling.
To me this palm fiber is like a cross between Pandanus and Pago fiber. It's soft long leaves lay like fresh Pandanus when you're weaving it, but it's stronger and makes a fine and very fluid thowing sling.