Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Cocos nucifera (Coconut)
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) photo by Uv411 at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) By Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen - List of Koehler Images, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=255528
Cocos nucifera (Coconut) from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Copperplate Textile, Cook's Voyage, c. 1785
Common Names: Coconut, Coconut Palm, Coconut Tree, Cocoa-nut Tree

Description: Cocos nucifera (Coconut) is a member of the Palm Tree Family (Arecaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 5, p. 279 recorded that this plant is native to the East Indies and was introduced into cultivation in Britain (presumably in hothouse cultivation)  in 1690.

Quilts with this Cocos nucifera (Coconut) motif: 
  • None known at this time

Chintz with this Cocos nucifera (Coconut) motif: 
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Copperplate Textile, Cook's Voyage, Object Number 1963-193, c. 1785

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