Coconut Grater 
Nias
Wood, metal
19th/early 20th Century

21x5.5 in/53x14 cm

An old and rare original coconut grater from the island of Nias with the characteristic motif of the Lasara, a mythical beast combining features of a dragon, tiger and bird. Inspected by Dr Jerome Feldman who said that it was one of only a very few in private hands that he felt was indisputably authentic. From an Old Dutch Collection