Glossary of Traditional Caribbean Craft Materials - W
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 game played on a Warri board with two parallel rows of six bowl-like holes in each of which four small marbles or nickers are placed, two players then competing to capture each other’s pieces
A tall, tough-stemmed, cane-like shrub abundant in swampy ground;
Used in basket-making
A tough, parasitic vine or any plant twig or bough, which is dried and, if necessary, sliced along its length to be used especially in basket-making – dung/garden baskets