For the month of January 2012 we feature the MAHOGANY CANDLESTICKS

Mahogany candlesticks were presented to the most Honorable Hugh Lawson Shearer former Prime Minister of Jamaica by the government of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of his official visit to the twin island republic in August 1968. On a subsequent visit to the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in October 1970, the Mahogany Candlesticks and an elaborate case made of samples of Trinidadian wood were presented to the IOJ by the late Prime Minister.

In celebrating our 50 years of independence, the sculpture is being used to commemorate Jamaica’s and Trinidad and Tobago’s role as forerunners in vying for their national independence in the 1960’s. It also marks the important principle of friendship between these two commonwealth countries. This elaborate piece shows the perfect example of local craftsmanship, art and skill of our indigenous people.
The sculpture depicts the coat of arms of Trinidad and Tobago each separately representing an island; the red ibis represents Trinidad and the cocrico bird represents Tobago.

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