coconut shell carving, tang dynasty, traditional craft

Coconut Shell Carving: Keeping Alive a Timeless Tradition

The art of coconut shell carving is a traditional art form that involves the creation of intricate designs using coconuts as the primary material. It has its roots in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and some areas in South America.  In most Southeast Asian countries, coconut shell carving goes back to the 13th century. But ...

Nathan Machoka

An intricate coconut shell carving.