This is a versatile craft and the articles made out of coconut shells range from table lamps and finger bowls to boxes and even jewellery....
Coconut Shell, Fibre & Stem Craft of Goa
Goa produces beautiful, decorative and utility items made out of coconut fiber. Apart from consuming the coconut in the meals it has done wonders to earn livelihood for the local artists. Artists prepare decorative to utility items from the shells and its fiber. Brooms are well prepared and have a good life span and don?t produce any dust out of it. Locals have been using spoons or davlo as locally called and other vessels made out of shells .These are safe to use.
Boats and outriggers are also prepared which involves lot of manual labor and skilled art. Today there is great demand of fashionable coconut jewelry along with decorative items such as masks, bags, candle stands, purses etc.