Fruit found in Jamaica & Batik rug factory

by Lisa Rehnborg
(Laguna Beach CA)My family lived in Jamaica in the early 70’s, it was the best time of our lives! Something I have never found anywhere else and was one of my favorite fruits to eat. It grew on huge trees in clusters and were called “ginups”? I may be spelling it incorrectly. They were about the size of a golf ball with a green skin that you could pop open and it was a white meat fruit with a large slippery seed!

Please help me with the real name of this fruit and is it only indigenous to Jamaica?

My second question is there used to be a batik factory just outside of Montego Bay. They made beautiful batiks and with the left over fabric they used the scrapes into rugs tied through burlap. Is this still there? Are you familiar with any of this? I would love to find out how to get in touch.

Thank you!

A: You are right about the fruit, it is call giunepp.

There has been a lot of changes on the western end of the Island and I don’t know what batik is. Sorry I cannot help you on this one. This is the first time I am hearing about it.

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Oct 24, 2013 batik in jamaica
by: gareth18765765158 batik is still found in jamaica at the parish of trelawny , next to montego bay.

Sep 02, 2011 Batik is….
by: susan Ann Marie, batik is a method of using hot wax and dye,to decorate fabric.You will probably remember seeing the characteristic “crackle” of the wax breaking and allowing the dye to run into parts of the design making “veins” all through the design. It is a very old method of decorating fabric. When I decorated fabric, it was probably my favorite way to decorate fabric! Making rugs with the left over remnants sounds wonderful,I wonder too what might have become of this place.A: Ok…thanks for the explanation Susan. I doubt very much that place even exist anymore.


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