This is a cute toy fish I remember making when I used to visit my dad’s village as a little girl. It is made by weaving coconut tree / palm tree fronds. (தென்னை / பனை மர ஓலை)
Lets get started. Make two loops and pass one loop through the other like so.
Fold the vertical loop like the English letter N.
Weave the end of the horizontal loop.
Gently pull all 4 corners and we have a woven square knot.
The back side will look like this.
We want the front and the back to look the same. Fold the leaf over
The last side will be woven like shown below.
Now both sides of the fish will look the same.
Two leaflets marked with the red arrow have to be brought to the other side. So weave it under the loop that covers them.
Now the fish is ready.
Cut the fins and tail.
Fish necklace 🙂