Sturdy yet sleek fine bone china, hand decorated with motifs iinspired by paintings and highlighted with 24-karat gold. paintings are a traditional art form and symbolize eternal Krishna bhakti through elements like trees, birds, lotuses, and cows. Pichwai series uses a contemporary form of this art to create beautiful and elegant ware which accents the Indian heritage and culture. All colours and gold used are food safe. Hand wash with mild detergent. Dry with soft cotton cloth. Use soft sponge, do not scrub. Not microwave & dishwasher safe, it is 24k gold.