Name: Antique Coconut Scraper
This approximately 90-year old charming little critter was used for scraping the coconut meat from the inside of the shell. Unlike all other coconut scrapers we have seen with a tongue scraper, this little critter uses its tail as the scraper! A person would sit on the critter's back, and scrape small stripes off of the coconut by rubbing the half coconut's meat against the serrated metal tail end. When all of the meat is scraped off, it is squeezed to release the milk, and the remaining solids are fed to the chickens or pigs - the milk is used in cooking. Nowadays, electric generators propel the scrapers to very quickly (and loudly) scrape the coconuts.
Size: 16.5 in. long, 4.5 in. wide, 6.25 in tall
Origins: Luang Prabang Province, Laos