Baskets that are Obvara fired use the medieval process that is environmentally friendly and creates magical patterns. In ancient times the village people of the Baltic Region believed anything that was Obvara fired had magical powers. Dishes fired using the "Magic Obvara Brew" always provided enough food. It is my hope that these baskets always provide enough. Fill them with dry food, money, dreams, and hopes. According to historical legends, there is magic in the patterns created. The most sought after work has an eye pattern. It is believed that vessel with the eye pattern is protected from enviers and the vessel will always provide enough. Imagine always having enough! Care Instructions-No dishwasher. Treat them like fine china. Dry food safe-because the work is porous, I would not use gravy, sauces, or dips in the vessels. Yes to breads, pretzels, any dry foods!