40. Cutting Utensil

40. Cutting Utensil
Length: 47 cm
Twentieth century
Catalogue number 40.
Accession number 88.564.

This utensil (boti) is used for cutting fruits and vegetables. The woman usually sits with one leg on the base of the tool to keep it steady while she uses both hands to cut the fruit. The serrated edge at its tip is used to grate coconut. Larger ones are used to cut fish. Each household has one for domestic use and another reserved for cutting the fruit offered during a religious ritual.

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