SOLD Antique Animal Shaped Wood Coconut Cutter, Thailand (3450ZSE) $395



This antique coconut grater is a very practical multi-use creation designed to cut, grate, shave, husk, and shred coconuts and large fruits and vegetables. Some were carved as crouching rabbits and others like this were realistic renderings of small mammals. Its decorative appeal includes lovely 6-petal flowers above its four legs and elegantly curved and metal piece extending ”  W:from its mouth. With its warm and rustic feel, it would be a unique decorative addition to any kitchen and an interesting conversational piece.

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Antique hand-crafted kitchen-accessories and tools and other objects such as coconut cutters are examples of the artistic skills of Thai carvers to transform functional and utilitarian objects into attractive decorative pieces. Coconuts are ubiquitous in Thailand, used for all aspects of Thai life: coconut milk and meat are staples in traditional Thai dishes and are used in religious offerings, its shell is made into ladles and other tools and its oil is used for baking and cooking as well as hair and skin products. These cutters were used in homes and for large fruits and vegetables sold in street markets where customers could also purchase the coconut, its milk, or grated pieces. Carved from a single piece of teak, this multi-use creation called a khood maprow was designed to cut, grate, shave, husk and shred coconuts and large fruits and vegetables. Some were carved in the shape of crouching rabbits, but others like this represent other small mammals. Once common in Thai kitchens, antique wood carvings like coconut cutters are now rare and sought as collectible folk-art as a unique kitchen accessories. It is in very good condition with an old rough but pleasing surface from constant use.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 6 in
Place of Origin



Antique (1200-1920)


19-20th Century

Materials and Technique


Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 5.375 W: 16" D: 4"

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 13.65cm W: 40.64cm D: 10.16cm


3 lbs 6 oz

Item Number



Very good, patina and wear consistent with age and use

Shipping Box Size


12” to 17.9”