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Choca (green aloe) was introduced to the island in the early 19th century for fibre production.

The craftswomen of the Entre-deux region have exploited the richness of this plant to create all kinds of objects, including the traditional "savates choca".

During the workshop, participants will learn all the techniques involved in this traditional art from real craftswomen, and make their own choca bracelet.

This workshop is available all over Réunion Island!

Up to 30 participants per workshop.

Course of the workshop

Presentation and history of choca

Grating the leaf

Braiding the fibres

Making a woven choca bracelet

Why the choca braiding workshop?

Among the various braiding techniques used on Réunion Island, this is one of the oldest and most traditional.

Choca weaving is a skill that only a few craftswomen, mainly in Entre-Deux, are still practising and able to pass on.

Unlike coir, for example, where the raw leaves are used, for choca there is a first stage called "grating", where the choca leaf is broken down into fibres that can then be woven. This is true "lontan" know-how.

So don't wait any longer, offer your employees a creative workshop and take home a souvenir!

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