Antique large round coconut carved from Papua New Guinea, Madang province. Ancienne grande noix de coco ronde sculptée de Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, province de Madang. The coconut industry is the oldest agricultural industry in PNG and has played a significant economic and development role since the 1940s. However, the industry over decades has declined in its status and is now the fourth major commodity after oil palm, coffee and cocoa in terms of their contributions to the GDP of PNG.
The industry provides employment for 309,417 households (2000 National Population Census), representing 31% of total households in PNG. She brought Samoan coconut varieties to Kokopo (East New Britain Province) in the late eighteen century made the first recorded coconut introductions. Subsequently nuts were brought in from many sources including the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Java. Later, more coconut varieties were also brought in from Asian and Pacific areas..
The item "Antique large round coconut carved from Papua New Guinea, Madang province Coco" is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "coconut-museum" and is located in Montpellier. This item can be shipped worldwide.