Coin Bank from Dried Coconut Fruit
These coin banks are made from coconut fruit usually from the rejected class or the ones that are fallen down from the tree. They are naturally dried and hand curved into different (usually fun looking) figures. The lot in this photo is patterned with the different faces of monkeys. The coconut husk is designed as the hair and the coconut shell is the actual coin bank. I took this photo from a souvenir shop in a house museum in Cavite City, Philippines where they are being sold at PhP 30.00 – PhP50.00 per piece (US$0.71 – US$1.19). The white pieces of paper on top of the head of the figures are hand written price tags. They can also be found from other souvenir shops in Manila but the price is more expensive.