Coconut Crab by Ake LiangaCoconut Crab by Ake Lianga
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Coconut Crab

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"The coconut crab is considered a delicacy to the people of the sea. It is one of the many creatures that are admired by the Solomon Island people because of its ability to crack open a coconut with its powerful claws. Villagers will often use these creatures to guard their coconut plantation from would-be thieves. The coconut crab prefers the ripe nut of a coconut and will not break open those that are in the process of growing. They will however attack an unsuspecting creature (people included) should they have the intention of picking a coconut near the coconut crab's resting spot."

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Location Pacific Islands
Region Solomon Islands
Artist Ake Lianga
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2001
Dimensions 20" x 17.5"
Materials & Edition serigraph on paper edition 20

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