Primitive Wooden Rice Scoop We used to carry these regularly but we just hardly ever come across them anymore. This is one of a few recently picked up. It's a primitive Wooden Rice scoop . The dowel on the bottom turns so that when they scoop rice with it......it rotates with their hand. They still use these in Asia, although the metal ones have taken their places in most areas. Designers like to take these and turn them into decorative wall hangs. They're perfect for that because you can use the bottom dowel to hang towels from and then you can use the top box to hold any manner of things. I have one in my primitive kitchen that I used to house my collection of antique rolling pins in. I use the bottom dowel to just drape decorative kitchen towels from. So it LOOKS nice.......AND it's a functional piece! You will NEVER see two of these that are exactly alike. Over there, they make them out of whatever wood and materials they happen to have on hand. So they're never "perfect". But that's what makes them so charming. This one is nice and TIGHT. You can put a hanging attachment on the back OR for more security you can screw this directly to the wall. I did that with mine and I just made sure to screw it down in the lower part of the box where the hole wouldn't show. Regardless, you're limited only by your own imagination as to the many uses for one of these. Measures 22" tall, 8 5/8" wide & sticks out 5 3/4". The wooden BOX is 8 1/8" wide and 8 5/8"deep (from the bottom of the box to the top of the wooden arm that goes across it at the top). I've provided several High Resolution pictures for your inspection. AND I have many others if you want to contact me and see them.