Vintage Wooden Coconut Scraper From Chettinad - L 57 xm x Dia 24 cm

This vintage coconut scraper from the Southern state of Chettinad is beautifully carved with circular floral motifs from a single block of wood representing the rich cultural heritage and gracious living of a bygone era and the Nattukottai Chettiars.

The scraper with two main aspects has a wooden seating arrangement with one side ending as a bowl scooped out of the same wood. The pedestal for the raised platform is called Peetha in Sanskrit to which an iron rod in the shape of a serpent with raised hood is attached.
The iron hood is the scraper with serrated edges and positioned to allow the coconut scrapings to fall in the wooden bowl located directly underneath.

This coconut scraper is a beautiful reminder of gracious living representing the rich cultural heritage, remarkable taste for good food, regal lifestyle, art and architecture of the Chettiars.

Length 57 cm x Base Width 15 cm x Height 6 cm
Diameter of the round hollow : 24 cm
Weight - 2.15 Kilograms

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