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Rice Paddle

Rice Paddle


Inspired by the Japanese 'shamoji', a large flat spoon to traditionally serve rice, we have created our own version with a large head to effectively sweep and stir grains without mashing them. The handle with a slight curve allows for easy gripping and is ever so tactile.


We also use them in the kitchen to toss vegetables in a roasting tray. It's a lovely piece that is versatile to use and to take straight to the serving table. We eat a lot of rice so this one is for all the fellow rice lovers out there. 

Made by Daniel (our artisan in Mtwara, Tanzania), this piece has been beautifully carved and is a perfect gift for a foodie. Some of the paddles feature a unique two-toned natural grain, showcasing the raw natural beauty of African Blackwood.


As each piece is individually carved, there may be slight variations in the shape and size making it one of a kind.


We work directly with our group of Makonde wood carvers who are renowned for their craftsmanship, a skill passed down for generations from father to son. 


Your purchase supports job creation and helps to keep the tradition of wood carving in the Makonde tribe alive.


Made in Tanzania by The Makonde Wood Carvers

Find out more about them here

Material: African Blackwood

Please note although the wood is called African Blackwood, it can sometimes have beautiful light grains and sections running through it. We love the two tone look and hope you do too.

Size: Total length 21-22cm | Paddle width 6.5cm

Care: Hand wash gently in lukewarm water and dry immediately. Do not put in the dishwasher or leave soaking in liquids. Use food safe mineral oil when required to retain the natural finish of the wood.


  • Handmade

    As with all handmade items, slight variations in shape, design and colour may occur, making each product one of a kind.

  • Details about each product

    Along with every purchase we provide an information card with full details of the origin, artisans and care information, so that you can trace the item right back to its maker.