Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - H

Caribbean artisans have used similar natural resources in fashioning traditional crafts and preparing local foods. Yet these materials are often known by different names throughout the region.

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Term
Horse-nickers
Barbados, Grenada
Synonym
Country
Chuckle-rock
Montserrat
Donkey-eye
Grenada, Tobago, Trinidad
Kach-Kach
Dominica
Knuckle seed
Nevis
Nickel, Nickle
Bahamas, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis
Definition

A hard, roundish, dark-grey (or brown, or yellow) seed about ¾ of an inch in diameter, borne one or two in a very prickly pod.
Used in jewellery-making, as marbles or as game pieces in Warri.

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