Vintage Brass Tortoise Shape Vegetable or Cheese Grater With Coconut Scraper
Stunning Vintage turtle shaped brass vegetable and coconut grater from the state of Andhra Pradesh, India famous for its brass, copper craftsmanship and a rich tradition of making metal objects used for religious and secular purposes.
This can also be used to grate soft and hard cheese on the large and small grates. The turtle's spiky tail doubles as a citrus rind zester though in India is used to scrape coconuts.
The grater is not a used one but in very good vintage condition with age appropriate tarnish at some places as seen in the picture.
Andhra Pradesh in particular has a history of outstanding metal workmanship or “Vishwakarmas”, which can be traced back to the grandeur and glory of the Kakatiya Kingdom.
Measuring 27 cm in length x 18 cm x 5 cm
A collector’s piece, it would make a fine addition to any collection of Indian art or brass art.
Shipping: we ship through India international speed post with a tracking number which normally takes 12 to 14 days for delivery.