Traditional Vintage Wooden Coconut Scraper From Chettinad - L 50 xm x W 18 cm x Ht 7 cm

This rare vintage coconut scraper with a square bowl from the Southern state of Chettinad is beautifully handcarved with circular floral and flowing motifs from a single block of wood representing the cultural heritage 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 rectangular 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 rectangular bowl measures 21 cm x 18 cm x Height 7 cm
The width at the bottom measures 11 cm . 
Weight - 1.20 Kilograms