Although it required more labour than when using the dhenki, this simple but carefully designed tool was also used to husk rice. It basically works like a mortar and pestle. The object shown is the pestle, while the mortar part of the pounder (not shown) is generally a stone cylinder, but in some countries in Asia it is also wooden. The thicker part with a metal ring on the end is what goes into the rice-filled mortar. The narrow section closer to the top of the pounder is where women would hold it.