Each beautifully patterned stone bowl in this collection features a modern interpretation of patterns traditionally found in Japanese textiles. Each pattern possesses symbolic meaning and rhythmic beauty. Unryu Uzu Karakusa is an arrangement of swirls in an arabesque pattern; it symbolizes change and continuity. Interlocking and overlapping circles that create four ellipses form Shippo; the pattern is known as seven jewels in Buddhism and symbolizes luck. Sashiko Kikko is a tortoise-shell-like design taken from indigo textile/stitching; it symbolizes longevity. And Yaguruma is an interpretation of sendan tokusa, which is a grass flower design with origins in the Edo era. In Japan, these bowls are known as —tayo don— and are typically used to serve sauces. We recommend them as small serving bowls for sides or dips. The bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe.