Turks & Caicos: He Sells (Carved) Seashells

May 30, 2008

Conch is to the Turks and Caicos what shrimp was to Bubba in Forrest Gump. Locals serve curry conch, cracked conch, conch fritters, sautéed conch … the list goes on. But the famous carver here known as the Conch Man takes it one step further. From expertise handed down by generations of conch-shell carvers, he creates works of art from full-grown shells. Head to the Silver Deep boutique in Grace Bay to see his creations, which take days to craft and so aren’t always available. Find anything from flamingo statues to salsa bowls.

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  • Ranging from $30 to $60.

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