This is the perfect utensil canister for holding wooden spoons. The inside and outside top rim are glazed white and the rest of the canister is a natural unglazed terracotta finish. Antique terracotta canisters in this exact shape where once used to store food. We have even had a few of those antique ones in the store! The design and color remains unchanged from those produced for hundreds of years and are still handmade by potters in Puglia, Italy.