Bamboo Rat Coconut Grater
7.5" High x 4" Wide x 22" Long
This pieces is missing a chunk of wood on the base as shown.
The large bamboo rat is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is one of four species of bamboo rat. Individuals can reach lengths 20 inches wth an 8 inch tail, and weigh up to 9 pounds.
Their typical diet includes bamboo roots, but they also feed on cultivated tapioca and sugarcane. They are, in turn, hunted as food by human beings.
Here the bamboo rat is thought to represent the personality traits:
quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind according to the Chinese zodiac.
Please refer to the information on the previous page about these charming kitchen tools.
Handcarved in teak wood in Thailand