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Coconut sinnet and shell products

Coconut sinnet

Coconut shell

English Name: Coconut sinnet

Indigenous Name: Ka’a (Cook Islands), magimagi (Fiji); kolokolo/ kafa (Tuvalu)

Purpose: 

Used traditionally as rope for lashing canoes, houses, etc. Today it is predominantly used as a decorative lashing in buildings, interiors, and vessels. It is also used by artists to decorate surfaces such as lampshades, mirrors, albums and books. It is also used in fashion and for accessories, such as handbags, and for traditional costumes and ceremonial items.

English Name: Coconut shell products
Indigenous Name: Kaka (Cook Islands), qa ni bilo (Fiji); kaka (New Zealand); kaka (Tuvalu)Purpose:

Used traditionally as a rope and lashing for canoes, houses, etc. Today it is predominantly used as a decorative lashing on buildings, interiors, and also on vessels and canoes. It is also used by many artists to decorate surfaces such as lampshades, mirrors, albums and books. It may be used on fashion accessories, such as handbags, and on traditional costumes and ceremonial items.

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