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Kokora (Kudkuran/Coconut grater)

In the Philippines, coconut is a common ingredient in local dishes and delicacies using coconut milk/cream or its flesh.

A kudkúran or coconut grater is needed to process it to make grated coconut and extract the milk. Most kudkúran are mechanized today, but you can still see the manual ones.

An example is the kokorâ of the Maranaos displayed in Gallery 5, or the Faith, Tradition, and Place: Bangsamoro Art from the National Ethnographic Collection exhibition at 3/F of the National Museum of Anthropology!