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Coconut Grater

Native NameDuai
Object Number:65-8-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Nukuoro
Date Made: 1964
Early Date: 1964
Late Date: 1964
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Plant Fiber
Technique:Carved
Height: 31.5 cm
Length: 57.5 cm
Width: 24.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Vern Carroll, 1965
Other Number:08 - Other Number

Description

Coconut grater consisting of a wooden stool with a projection at the front to which is lashed a piece of shell with a serrated edge. The open side of a split coconut is rubbed and grated against the serrated shell. This is an unusually graceful example of this kind of grater, which lends itself to represenation as an abstract quadriped. Made by Soses Tara in 1964.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010) View Objects in Exhibition

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