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From tree to bowl - how our coconut wood bowls are made

From tree to bowl - how our coconut wood bowls are made

The coconut palm tree grows prolifically in tropical regions, and can be seen all over Sri Lanka. They are a source of many riches. The fruits of the coconut tree are well known for their refreshing coconut water and coconut flesh, which is used extensively in Sri Lankan cooking. The fibrous husks of the coconuts are used for making mats and scourers, while the leaf fronds are used to thatch roofs and make baskets. The coconut shell can be sanded and polished to make bowls and jewellery (see our coconut shell section), while the wood of the tree trunk is ideal for homewares such as bowls, plates,...

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