Monday, December 29, 2014


Coconut flower cluster is wrapped by a couple of spatha or sheath.

Look the brown part like a 'ship' on the picture above..., that is the sheath of coconut flower.
The sheath is so strong.
Here in Indonesia, we call it as 'pelepah kelapa' and Javanese call it as 'mancung'.
Long time ago, this part was only thrown away  or used as 'fire wood' on the village.
When I was a little girl, I used to collect the sheath to make ship toy or 'plate'.
But, there are a lot of creative people here that processed this waste into beautiful products.
There are so many products such as fruit plate, lamp caps, pencil holder, pen holder, miniature of ship, tissue holder, partition, and many more.
You can see here.

Source : riaucraft.wordpress.com

The price of that products is not cheap anymore.
Cause these waste become a product that have high value on art.
That process is really increasing the value of the waste, and of course environment friendly.


  1. Endah, Happy New Year to you and your family :)) Monika

  2. Endah!!!!

    Happy New 2015 Year's !!!!
    Greetings for you of my Dear Friend

    Łucja ♥♥♥