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Vanali is referred to Sieve made with Cane or bamboo strips.


Vanali is referred to Sieve made with Cane or bamboo strips.


This tool is used to separate unwanted particles like Stones, sand, weed seeds, etc., from rice; used to separate particles of different sizes; also used to extract the juice from Jack fruit. The base of Vanali consists of mesh with different sizes of perforated openings through which the material is shaken and the foreign bodies get separated.

Small particles can be removed by sieving the grain through a smaller sized screen.


It can be made of

  • Bamboo
  • Cane

Tentative period of usage

Before and during the reign of the Kodagu Rajas and the British rulers until recently

Tentative reasons for extinction

Few Variants are extinct and now replaced with Different materials like Plastic , cloth and other equivalents

Physically located

  • Old independent houses
  • Pvt Houses
  • Ainmanes
  • Variants can be found with few collectors 
    • Kalianda Prakash
    • Papera Restaurant 

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