Carved coconut

A hand-carved souvenir head from the Caribbean, possibly of a sailor. It has the name ‘Trinidad’ carved into the face’s forehead. Coconut carving art can also be found in the SE Asia (kelapa kepala) and the Pacific.

We are unable to say anything about this carving. Sadly, we don’t know the date of when it was made, nor who made it.

RAMM has two examples of such carvings (122/1999 and 123/1999).
Another exists at Reading Museum REDMG: 2007.726.1

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
coconut | stone | | |
Common Name
carved coconut
Simple Name
coconut carving
Production Town

Production Country
Trinidad and Tobago
Production Date
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carving of a human head