Tuesday, 31 May 2011

101 ways to dress a banana!

It may not be a largely known fact, but one of the main export products from the Canary Islands is the banana. There are plantations upon plantations of this tropical fruit on Tenerife. At the weekend the II Banana Festival was held in its honour.

As part of the Canary Islands Day activities, a competition was held to see who could create the best sculpture from bananas.....

A banana carnival? We're not quite sure what was supposed to be represented here as there was no title to this work of art.

Tribute to banana pickers
Banana High School
A local youth group had taken part and built the 'Banana High School' hoping to win the 500€ prize money to put towards expenses of a trip they have organised for summer. It wasn't the most elaborate sculpture but they certainly put the most effort into it and accompanied their work with a dance and song they'd invented for the occasion.

Canaries mermaid
I was surprised that there weren't more participants, especially as the prize money was decent. But maybe it's difficult to come up with ideas of sculptures that can be made with bananas?

How would you dress your banana? ;-)

Hasta pronto!


  1. I don't know how i would dress my banana but i love bananas (i eat at least one of them per day) and your article is very interesting!

  2. Oh my goodness...I've never seen anything like that before. Banana sculptures..very cool (though I might be too tempted to eat..hehe). Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Following you too:)