Coconut Shellware

Coconut Shellware


The coconut shell - a versatile raw material - has several innovative uses. The coconut shell - generally thrown away as a waste material - can and was shaped by some as a kitchen spoon, using one half of a cracked shell. It was also used as a mould for making sweetmeats, a tradition that continues to this day. The two covers used to press the mixture by hand were carved with traditional floral and leaf designs. In temples the shell was fitted onto a handle and was used to pour or sprinkle water.

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