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Coconut Harvest

Coconut Harvest

This painting depicts the traditional process of harvesting coconut in my hometown, the city of San Pablo, Laguna. The main subject of the painting is a young guy (I’m the model) removing the husks from the coconut using a sharp pointed vertical husk peeler. Next to him is another man doing the same task. They are called “Magtatapas”. Between them is a young boy picking all the coconut from the ground and putting them in one place using a long rod with a pointed metal tip. He is called “Mag-iipon”. Further in the background is the man using a long pole with a sharp curved knife to pull the coconut from the palm trees. He is called “Magkakawit” (Model, Tiyo Ipe Biglete). The old man on a carabao cart collecting all the unhusked coconut to be delivered to the market is called “Magniniyog” (Model, Mamay Inte Ciolo). This is a common scene on the coconut plantation with a traditional nipa hut in the barrio as the artist remembers.

48” x 36”
Oil on canvas

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Coconut Harvest 48” x 36” Oil on canvas by Jhun Ciolo Diamante This painting depicts the traditional process of harvesting coconut in Diamante’s hometown, the city of San Pablo, Laguna. The main subject of the painting is a young guy removing the husks from the...

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