Wood Carvings In Green Island Jamaica
(Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Sherry Baker, one of my esteemed patrons
made a request of me a while ago, a challenging one I must admit, but I was committed to help.
I was unsuccessful at first, but its amazing that what you are searching for sometimes find you!
Here's her question, or should I say, her request, with my response (solution).
I'm hoping you can help me. I was in your gorgeous country the third week of February.
Going and coming to and from Jackie's on the Reef (Negril), in Green Island, I saw beautiful wood carvings outside in front of a business.
Each time I passed, I missed it and didn't ask the driver to turn around, something I now regret.
Also, I didn't think I could carry the mermaid I got a glance at on the airplane home.
IF you possibly know of this place, I'm wondering, if possible, if you know the carver or the business and/or their website.
I saw no names but beautiful wood carvings of a Rastaman, mermaid, etc., large and smaller. Of course, I like the big ones (smile).
If you don't know, I fully understand and appreciate your attention. Sherry in Detroit, Michigan, USARESPONSE: by Wellesley
I think I have your answer!
Just so you know, I drove around there sometime ago, but was unsuccessful in locating the carver. But luck has it that on a recent visit to the Rastafari Indigenous Village IRITs event
, they had presentations and displays by carvers, from primarily the western side of Jamaica, including Trelawny, St. James and Hanover!
And guess what? The artist/ sculptor from Hanover was a gentleman from, yes, Green Island! I got his name. His name is Mason. His Jamaican phone number is 876-361-8933.
I believe it is him, not only because of his product display in relation to what you mentioned, but also where he is located in Green Island.
In a followup call with him (well his assistant), I learned that he is located near the square in Green Island, just about a chain after passing the Post Office on the right hand side, on your way from Negril in the direction to Montego Bay.
So again, the contact number is 876-361-8933
, and his name is Mason.
Reach out to him my friend. I'd be happy to get an update from you later.
All the best!
By the way, I think you might also be interested in learning about the trends and uniqueness of Jamaican Jewelry
. Check it out when you get a chance.