Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

 

Written and photographed for Guam Now Magazine by Pamela Tibbs

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Adorning the body with ornaments made from the shell of the coconut has withstood the test of time. Once used as a sign of caste, coconut shell jewelry is now worn by many people as a beautiful affordable accessory. Local Guam artisan, Kevin Warford, who creates jewelry using traditional techniques, says that working with the wood and the fruits of the swaying palm trees bring back strong memories of his childhood.

“For me, it is spiritual,” he says. “Working with this wood and the shell of the nuts remind me of my environment when I was a kid. Anytime I am taken out of my natural surroundings, I can touch the coconut and remember my home. I want my kids to see the kind of world I grew up in, the island way of life.”

   
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