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We know our Coconuts !
Sri Lanka is a tropical country and the coconut palm is inseparably interwoven into the daily lives of people living on the coastal belt. Earthscape is located on the Western coastal belt within the area known as the coconut triangle and our employees simply know their coconuts. We create the worlds best coir product which is customized to suit our buyers' exact requirements. There is absolutely no health hazard attached to our products. Infact we welcome any customer who would like to visit our facility, and carry out an audit of our staff, their capability, and quality of their work. We are sure this would remove the least hesitation to place their order from us.

The uses of Coconut
Ask any school boy or girl from the maritime provinces of Sri lanka to name the tree most useful to humans, and the answer invariably is – the coconut tree. The tall, slender tree with its head of feathery branches is the first vegetation to greet the visitor to our shores, and beside being an icon of "the tropical paradise", it has served the natives for centuries, in a myriad ways with its products, drawn from "top to toe".

The first use expected from any tree, is food. The coconut palm produces a nut, growing in clusters on the top, among the palm leaves, which, when mature, yields a white pulp which have gone into the curry of the average Sri Lankan. Whether grated and mixed with spices, or squeezed with water to produce a milky liquid, its absence from the Sri Lankan table marks a deficiency in taste that no substitute can fill. The milk of the coconut is further processed into an oil which is used in the kitchen for frying, as well as for lamps lit before shrines. The oil, massaged into the scalp, is supposed to lead to luxuriant hair.
Go further inland to the rural areas, and we see the wattle and daub huts with their thatch of coconut leaves deftly woven into roofing. The feather like palm fronds, when taken down, prove to be tough branches about two metres in length. Their slim long leaves have to be dried in the sun before being made into thatch. Sometimes the ribs of the leaves are stripped and bound into eekel brooms to sweep the compound, while the husk that cushions the nut is stripped, dried and made into the heads of the brooms that have swept the houses of rich and poor alike, down the centuries. Even more importantly, the husk with its strong fibres, have been dried, spun into strands, and twisted into the coir rope which has been used – in every contingency that calls for rope. The value of husks in plant growth is nothing new to the farmer- who has always used it to pack the earth around plants.
Take a look around an average Sri Lankan home, particularly at the rafters that hold up the grid that carry the tiles. They are timber cut from the coconut tree trunk. Furniture inside the house will also reveal chairs, tables, wood carvings, fashioned out of coconut wood shaped by the consummate skill and patience of the old carpenters who were not aided by new technology. The tough heavy grained wood cut and polished to a fine texture are, today, in the range of collectibles.
Besides the nuts, the tree also produces a flower, which nestles among the very tender leaves. When mature, the sac around it breaks, and the long stems bearing the nascent fruit, the colour of ivory, break out like a sunburst. The coconut flower signifies good luck, and is filled into clay vases to decorate a good occasion, especially a wedding. There is an added use for the coconut flower that our fore fathers discovered- the juice, collected from the bud can be put into pots, and fermented into a potent drink, called” toddy “to be taken in discreet quantities only! On the other hand, the water found inside the nut is a favorite thirst quencher, and with due processing have been discovered to be a good substitute for saline.

This amazing tree has not yet exhausted it’s usefulness. The very tender leaves when cut before they fan out in dark green, yield the creamy coloured fronds which have given rise to the “gok kola “ art-form, woven by skilled fingers into flags and banners, into useful baskets, and “origami’ like decorations.








"From top to toe" - where does the usefulness of the coconut tree end? Before the consumer society invaded the villages, the morning ablutions started by cutting one of the roots that are observed above the soil, and the fibrous end of it is split and used as a (somewhat tough) tooth brush, a good stand by if you forgot to pack yours! Historically, and geographically, the coconut tree is part of the Sri lankan life and culture. Science has found new and extended ways of using its products, which , being organic and biodegradable, have stood the test of time against substitutes, vegetable or chemical. The present day Sri Lankan, like his ancestor, will always like the feel, the taste and look of something “coconut” in his life,
 

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