We were inspired by the shape of a lotus when designing this set of five bowls. These are all hand crafted by skilled artisans in Vietnam. Each piece is then dried in kiln. Thereafter the paint process begins, where between the five layers of paint, each piece is sanded down before another layer of pant is applied. It is a tedious process and it takes one week to produce one bowl. Each piece is FDA approved, food safe, and can only be cleaned by hand.