This vintage coconut scraper from Chettinad, South India is more than 50 years old and beautifully carved with motifs on the sides 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 50 cm x Width 13 cm x Height 5 cm
Diameter of the round hollow : 22 cm
Weight - 1.75 Kilograms
Note: You will find certain imperfections with some cracks on the round bowl surface and crevices behind mainly due to the vintage nature of the bowl and usage where it may have cracked and has been brought back to its original glory. This, in no way hinders the beauty of the crafsman ship and the scraper.