Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6583
KeywordsCoconut grater
DescriptionThis buffalo rib was used as a grater to grate coconut flesh. The top of the rib has been incised so that the 'teeth' perforate the coconut flesh. See the kitchen stool, IIc 6562 that would also have been used in performing this domestic task.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions25.8 cm long
Use status in 2014Not used (as now commercially made metal graters or locally forged metal graters and available and used)
MaterialBone, buffalo rib
TechniqueHand carved
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred B├╝hler
Date CollectedAugust 1935
Place CollectedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
File CopyrightMuseum der Kulturen Basel. Photograph taken by Joanna Barrkman, 2014
MKB/Buehler object titleRaspel, G kau ratte
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sKau rate, M Koi nuu, T

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