A coconut scratcher made of a plank of light coloured wood with a darker surface. A metal bar with a raised, jagged lip is screwed into the wood. An ink mark on the side of the wood reads 'For shredding 1/2 coconut'.
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Scratchers like this may be made out of shell with jagged edges but many communities have a metal version that is sometimes built into a stool. One half of the coconut is scraped against the blade to remove the flesh before it is dried as copra. Pacific Island countries supply 50 percent of the world’s copra to companies who extract oil to create cosmetics.
“Coconut Scratcher,” Joseph Banks Centre, accessed January 21, 2022, https://hsjbs.omeka.net/items/show/53.