Heritage Coconut Scraper Carved From A Single Block Of Wood. L 46 x W 15 cm x Ht 5 cm
This vintage coconut scraper from Chettinad, South India is more than 50 years old and 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 46 cm x Width 15 cm x Height 5 cm
Diameter of the round hollow : 18 cm
Weight - 1.85 Kilograms