This vintage coconut scraper, beautifully handcrafted from solid teak wood and polished to a shine is carved in a rare shape of a violin, 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 known as the Peetha in Sanskrit and an iron rod with serrated edges in the shape of a serpent with raised hood, positioned to allow the coconut scrapings to fall into a bowl kept directly underneath.
This rare coconut scraper is a beautiful reminder of gracious living and remarkable taste for good food, regal lifestyle, art and architecture of the Chettiars from Chettinad, South India.
The scraper measures:
Length with iron scraper is 60 cm and 45 cm without.
Width 21 cm . Height of the wooden board is 5 cm & 16 cm with iron scraper.
Weight is 2.85 Kilograms
Note: This coconut scraper is more than 50 years olD, still in very good condition and usable though has been repaired over the years with wooden pieces especially from underneath the teak board . The cracks seen on the front and back edges are due to its vintage nature and past use which only enhances the beauty of this rare product and its value.