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Design Resources on
Coconut Shell, Kerala

The Art of Crafting Coconut
by
Professor Dr. Bibhudutta Baral and Mr. Antony William
NID R&D campus, Bangalore

Product Semantics Home Coconut Shell:


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00. Introduction

 
01. Shell Tools And Raw Materials

1a. Wood Tools And Raw Materials

02. Shell Making Process

2a. Wood Making Process

03. Shell Products

3a. Wood Products

04. Slide Show


 05. Links

 06. Contact Details

 07. Comments And Feedback

 08. Credits

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Introduction
Alleppy located in Kerala is well known as the land of coconuts. Traditionally, crafting objects out of coconut shell to make household objects was practiced by coconut farmers. They would scoop out the copra by making a precise hole at the top of the Shell. The art of making useful products from coconut shell is practiced in Alleppy. The proficient craftsmen in Kerala are from ‘Vishwakarma community. The fascinating handmade designs of coconut shell products are very well recognized all over the world. Coconut shell has been used to make bowls or serving-spoons by cutting, smoothening and carving the coconut shells. The products made of coconut are bowls, vases, teapots, ice-cream cups, pen stand, lampshade, etc.

Picture Captioning:
1. The design markings are made on the coconut log.
2. The husk on the coconut shell is removed by using sander disc.
3. The outer surface of the coconut shell is being polished.
4. The wooden log is placed on the lathe machine for initial carving.
5. Beautifully carved pillars are kept for further works to be done in order to achieve better designs.
6. The soap dish is made of coconut shell.
7. The shell is coated with wax and it is polished for shine.
8. Ladles made out of coconut shell.
9. The raw coconut shell is refined and smoothened.
10. The carved pillars are transported to give the finishing touch.
11. The closer perspective of the interior coconut-wood works in the local houses.
12. The beautiful traditional houses of Kerala have.

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