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Palm Crosses - Pack of 50

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Masasi African palm crosses are hand woven without chemical treatment of the trees or palm leaves. The absence of chemical treatment protects the Masasi village environment and makes the palm crosses safe this Palm Sunday and their burnt ashes safe to use on next year’s Ash Wednesday. Poor in everything except spirit and African dwarf palm plants, the entire population of Masasi village find a role in hand-weaving Easter palm crosses from single strands of natural palm leaf.

Sourced entirely from a village in one exceptionally poor area of Southern Tanzania,’s African palm crosses are woven in one piece by the men, women and children of the Masasi village. Harvested from locally grown and nurtured dwarf African palms, hand-woven crosses give the villagers a life-line income.

Farming on a subsistence level, only the sale of their few surplus cashew nuts offers the villagers any hope of even the most basic levels of health care and education. When in 1965, Anglican missionary Alan Talbot founded the charity African Palm Crosses, the farming families of Masasi found the opportunity to lift themselves above the poverty line.

Weaving the strips of locally grown palm fronds into perfectly formed palm crosses, the villagers turned an ancient handicraft into a self-help opportunity to invest in the future health and education of their village. Through their distribution network ‘African Palms’, the proceeds from Masasi palm crosses are re-invested to meet basic needs and services that the developed world takes for granted.

Proceeds from African Palm Crosses are invested in children’s eye clinics, improved seed stocks, HIV Awareness, water resources and environmental conservation. Through these programmes, funded in part by African palm crosses, the health and wellbeing of children & adults is a substantially improved. With the income and education from African palm crosses, villagers have the resources and knowledge to invest in their children’s future and in protecting their environment.

Each cross measures approximately 26cm x 11cm.

Palm Crosses - Pack of 50 was published by African Palms Ltd in September 2010 and is our number one best seller. The ISBN for Palm Crosses - Pack of 50 is PALMCROSS.

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What do churches do with Palm Crosses? What are the traditions associated with them?


Palm Crosses are widely distributed to church members and adherents on Palm Sunday each year; they symbolise the palm branches laid down in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week.


What date is Palm Sunday in 2014?


In 2014, Palm Sunday falls on 13th April.


What date is Palm Sunday in 2013?


In 2013, Palm Sunday falls on 24th March.


What date is Palm Sunday in 2012 please?


In 2012, Palm Sunday falls on 1st April.


What is the approximate size of the "Palm Crosses - Pack of 50"?


"Palm Crosses - Pack of 50" each measure approximately 24cm in height, by 12cm in width.


What size is each cross in the Palm Crosses - Pack of 50?


Each cross measures approximately 26cm x 11cm.

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PublisherAfrican Palms Ltd (September 2010)
Product Code1002547
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