For many, Cars Plus in Maite holds an attractive array of flashy wheels and motorcycles, but Nanette Reyes Senior only has eyes for the striking palm trees towering over the lot.
Senior is a fiber artist. Where others see green, she sees gold.
“I don’t know if you’ve ever seen a palm leaf fall down, but the inside of it is beautiful, most especially when it’s wet,” Senior said.
She names parts of the palm tree with ease and expertise. She’s always ready to forage and has a saw on hand. Otherwise, she is ready to swipe any fallen palm leaf that she comes across, which she can transform into a work of art.
Senior has experience making leis and she likes to use local fl