Polished Original Coco De Mer – Carved Basket
A carved out Coco de Mer , carry handle with 2 compartments
Approximately 60 years old, the nut of the Coco de Mer, a species of rare palm tree which is endemic only to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, is the largest nut and is oddly shaped . The shape and size is that of a woman’s buttocks, not surprisingly sailors would think these were Mermaids floating in the sea .
This nut was viewed by people in other parts of the world as a rare and fascinating object with mythological and even magical properties.
A collectable display piece
25cm 10in length
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