We wanted to jazz up our collection of dishes and were especially interested in bringing in a little 'global' flare.....these handpainted Tunisian bowls did the trick. They are rich in color, beautifully finished, lightweight but substantial, and they make any food put in them look just luscious. They're so stunning I'm a little shy about using them because I don't want to damage them. :) But I have to get over that as I could always order more. Thanks, Overstock!