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Grater

Native NameKadai
Object Number:82-7-141
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Isaan
Provenience: Northeast Thailand
Date Made: 1900-1981
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1981
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Height: 9.7 cm
Length: 53.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:261 - Other Number

Description

Flat wood, narrower near one end. A flat trapezoidal piece attached perpendicular to large piece. Thin serrated curved metal piece nailed to narrow end. Often used to grate coconuts. Called kratai khood maprow, กระต่ายขูดมะพร้าว, in Thai. A person sits on the main plank and uses the metal piece at the end to process a coconut. Traditional coconut graters like this come in many shapes and sizes, usually animals.

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