Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coconut Husk Fiber Mat and Friends



These keset (coconut-husk fiber mats) are for sale on the side of Jalan Dr. Otten street along with sapu ijuk (black palm-fiber brooms) and sapu lidi (brooms/rakes made of coconut leaf spines).

Because coconut trees are available in abundance here (Indonesia is the world's largest producer of coconut), a lot of household implements are made of coconut tree elements. Virtually every part of the coconut tree is usable.

7 comments:

Dina said...

It's wonderful that such things can be made from trees!

AWANG said...

Very creative,this is best buy.Will get one if i found its on sale at border market.
Thanks.

the donG said...

what's in abundance can be greatly used through the resourcefulness of people.

jeannette stgermain said...

Your story brought back a memory for me that my mother gave us kids the inside of the coconut to eat and the milk to drink. Also I love the chicken with coconut sauce (am blanking out on the name of the dish right now:) )

Catherine said...

Maybe my mat is made of it and imported....I didn't imagine this. Good thing to know !

Photo Cache said...

we learned early on in grade school that the coconut is the tree of life, that every part of it is useful.

Thomas C B Chua said...

We used these when we were young but sadly they have been over taken by the mass produced and environ-unfriendly plastics. I like the "Kesat"(Mats), they really do their job cleanly and also tickle the soles of the feet.LOL