This extraordinary bowl holder has three intertwined pieces of wood that have hand-carved heads at the top and feet at the bottom. There are not any seams, so each piece was carved in place, with all three loops intertwined. Quite amazing! Each "person" is one foot tall, and when in position the bottom of the bowl holder is about 3-1/2" from the base. I'm not certain what kind of wood it is, perhaps monkey pod? You will get a lot of comments when this adorns your table!