Coconut Strainer Item Number: 734/6 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Strainer, twill weave in natural coloured plant material. Elongated cone shape with loop at small end.

History Of Use

Used as a strainer for extracting coconut milk, after the coconut meat has been grated on an "mbuzi". The kifumbi is a regular kitchen utensil of the Bajuni and Waswahili and Kikomoro people of the East African coast from Kenya to northern Mozambique, including the Comoro Islands. Made from coconut palm fronds. When wet, the weave allows it to be filled with grated coconut. Water is then added and the whole pouch twisted to squeeze out the liquid and leave the grated coconut inside for other culinary uses.