Calabash carver

Early on a Monday morning, seated on the pavement in front of Guyana Stores Limited, Daniel Ramiah is already at work patiently sculpting images on calabashes.

Ramiah, 45, has embraced his passion for creative art for over 12 years now and spends almost nine hours each day working on calabashes. His fingers take control and he works fast on the hard surface of the shell.

Ramiah said he uses the calabashes to make different things such as lamp shades, eating utensils, ornaments, necklaces and pocket books, among other things.“I does got to buy the calabashes then I does got to scoop out the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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