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  • Writer's pictureConrado Maleta'

Rare and unusual beggar’s bowl from the 1800s made with a Coco De Mer. Video post.

An extraordinary and engaging Victorian Period 19th century artifact of Coco De Mer sea coconut kashkul from the Seychelles, known as a “beggar’s bowl.” This admirable piece of art history was used as part of Hindu Priest Accessories in the late 1800s in India.

Be aware, Coco de Mer Lodoicea maldivica is endangered specie of coconut and for trade this artifacts you must be sure the origin and date of them. This particular piece comes from an antiquarian in Kerala.

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