Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker
Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker
Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker
Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker
Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker
Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker
Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker

Carved Wood and Engraved Steel Coconut Husker

19th century Southern India - Kerala

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With a steel engraved blade, terminating with the shaped curved neck and head of bird. Mounted on a carved wooden base.

The traditional coconut husker/shaver/grater is a manual tool, used to scrape or to grate the kernel (the white flesh) of a coconut from its shell. In essence, a coconut shaver requires a metal blade, mounted on a strong support which can be anchored, on which the user can use two hands to grate a split coconut until the kernel is shredded away. The shreds are then gathered from the mat for cooking or for making oil.
Reputedly originally from a temple in Kerala.
Private collection, Paris.
Dimensions
Height 85.00 cm (33.46 inches)
Width 73.50 cm (28.94 inches)
Depth 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Stock Code
6254/456a
Medium
Steel engraved blade, wooden base.
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
Vesey Manor
64 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
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England

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