Chinese experts teach coconut carving techniques in Seychelles.

Carvers in Seychelles have learned new techniques in coconut carving from two experts from China who were hosting several workshops in the island nation. Wu Mingju, the vice chairman of Hainan Folk Artists Association, and also the Hainan Provincial Successor of Coconut Carving Arts, said that as coconuts are in abundance in Seychelles, they were here to show Seychellois how they can be used effectively for revenue. “Coconut is a popularly used raw material in the creation of art in the island nation. It is light and can take very fine detail. It is also less expensive and very much easier to work with than stone,” said Wu.