COCOCOMB

‘Kalpavriksha’ is the imaginary tree in heaven, which fulfills all your wishes.

Coconut tree is the Kalpavriksha of the Indian coastline, which provides the population with their favourite curries, oil and the roofing over their heads. The word coconut has a very interesting etymology. The Portuguese called it coconut because a de-husked coconut looks like a monkey’s head (Cocos in Portuguese means monkey head). The word got adopted into English language and now it is the international word for the fruit. My work ‘Cococomb’ celebrates the coconut tree.