• Rice Paddle
  • Rice Paddle
  • Rice Paddle
Rice Paddle
Rice Paddle
Rice Paddle


Rice Paddle

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Inspired by the Japanese 'shamoji', a large flat spoon to traditionally serve rice, the large head effectively sweeps and stirs grains without mashing them. The handle with a slight curve allows for easy gripping and is ever so tactile.

Also useful in the kitchen generally to toss vegetables in a roasting tray, and cook with. It's a lovely piece that is versatile to use and to take straight to the serving table.

One for all the fellow rice lovers out there. 

Made by Daniel (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.

All orders made between the 10th - 19th of February 2023 will be dispatched on the 20th of February 2023.


QÄSA QÄSA curates sustainable and ethical contemporary homewares handcrafted in East Africa. The team set out to design source products celebrating their East African heritage and the story and craft of their makers. Their collections are made in small batches from locally sourced materials and unite age-old craft with a contemporary aesthetic, while directly supporting the artisans’ advancement, creating economic and social value. Treasures from QÄSA QÄSA’s collection include their heirloom wooden utensils, perfect for the pantry, for serving and for gifting. Their woven textiles and tableware feature beautiful natural tones and textures to enhance your home, bringing much joy and a sense of purpose.

Made in



20cm | Handle length 10cm | Paddle width 6.5cm


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


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

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