People use "lulav holders," or "koisheles," small containers of woven lulav leaves to hold their lulav sets (lulav + hadass + arava) together, as seen in the picture below.

A basket consisting of tubes on either side containing the hadass and arava and a hole in the middle that the lulav fits through

My father showed me how to make "lulav rings," those rings that hold the koishele (if that's what we're going to call it) together (not shown in the above picture), but those are pretty easy to make.

How does one weave a koishele out of lulav leaves?

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    I might post a Q/A set on making lulav rings, but I'd need to get my hands on some leaves for pictures -- I'd much rather do it that way than by pure text. This question, however, is something that I've been wondering for a while.
    – MTL
    Commented Jan 12, 2015 at 5:14
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    Here you go: youtube.com/watch?v=z8cCtE3sPTs Commented Jan 12, 2015 at 11:07
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    I'm in the USA, @NoachmiFrankfurt. I don't know about Israel, but I do know that Florida has a lot of palm trees around.
    – MTL
    Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 15:45
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt The guy who sells you lulavim doesn't also give you a koishele with it? Every daled minim seller I've been to does that.
    – MTL
    Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 15:57
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt Whatever works, I guess. AFAIK, nobody thinks that a koishele is required, though you should check out the question I linked to (which I just noticed you asked yourself ;-)
    – MTL
    Commented Feb 1, 2015 at 16:25

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Here are 2 YouTube videos that seem easy enough to follow:


Here's an Instructable with clear pictures and text instructions:


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