Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - L
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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A medium-sized, evergreen tree with a scaly-brown bark on slender trunk… it yields an extremely hard, resinous wood which is used for furniture and other wood products
A very hard, light brown, straight-grained wood much favoured in furniture-making and boat-building and for pilings
A green cylindrical fruit about a foot long, resembling a cucumber…cooked as a vegetable when young… better known in its dry, massively fibrous state as a useful scrubber.