This is a magnificent 64 cm long vintage coconut scraper more than 50 years old from Chettinad, South India with a large bowl measuring 25 cm x 21 cm, beautifully carved with floral designs and 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 64 cm x Height 5 cm without serrated iron scraper | Height is 20 cm with the scraper.
Size of the round hollow : 25 x 21 cm
Weight - 2.75 Kilograms
Note: The scraper is in excellent condition though you may find minute imperfections mainly due to the vintage nature of the bowl and its usage where it may have developed cracks but has been brought back to its original glory. This, in no way hinders the beauty of the crafsmanship and the beauty of this scraper.