Showcasing a delicate looking yet sturdy and durable design, this exquisite centerpiece is handcrafted of paper clay, a blend of paper pulp, natural fibers, and clay that results in a vertically patterned surface that adds a dynamic quality to the piece. Boasting a low profile, it may vary in size due to its handcrafted nature. Every one of Paola Paronetto’s creations is unique. Slight variations in shape, color and size are to be considered a guarantee of authenticity and value. They are finished with non-toxic satin-finish enamels. Although very rarely, it is possible for them to leak after long periods of exposure to water. It is therefore advisable to test their water resistance before using them on delicate surfaces. They should not be used as dining utensils. The white pieces can be washed with water or sanitizing products, whereas the colored pieces must be treated more gently and cleaned with a feather duster or a soft cloth, dry or moistened very slightly with water.