Five colorful cats pose on a yellow background on this handcrafted decorative ceramic plate designed by Mexican artisan Maria Isabel Cruz. The plate is made using the centuriesold dry rope technique in which a wax mixture is applied to the outlines of the image prior to glazing. During firing, the mixture creates a barrier that keeps the different colors separate before burning off to reveal the blackened ceramic beneath. Display use only. Nylon cord for hanging on back. About 11½" diameter. Hand-crafted in Mexico.