"Land Ho!" - Lisa McManus
The photo is of a man harvesting natural Buriti palm fiber in Brazil. The harvesting is done in a way that the tree is not damaged, and instead allows for regrowth of the tree's branches.
Essentially, a man climbs to the top of the palm tree and obtains the "eye" of the Buriti palm. Watch out for snakes!
This renewable resource is used in our collection of handbags, ornaments and sun hats from Brazil.