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A cocoyea, also called coki-yea, is the wood-like shaft of a coconut tree leaf. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Cocoyea are used in kites and other hand crafts, as well as Carnival costumes .[1] However, the most common use for cocoyea are in a cocoyea broom, where a bunch of cocoyea are tied together.


  1. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago Dictionary: Cocoyea". Retrieved 2010-11-14.