This trivet features a Japanese Daruma Doll screen printed with red enamel onto opaque cyan blue glass, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. Each trivet has clear bumpers on the bottom to protect your surfaces. Daruma dolls are typically paper mache, and purchased on New Year's Day at Buddhist temples. When purchased, the figure's eyes are both blank. One chooses their goal or wish and paints in one of the figure's two eyes. Once the desired goal is achieved, the second eye is filled in. Daruma is closely associated with a beloved Japanese proverb, Nana korobi yaoki, which states, “Fall down seven times, get up eight”.
It is screen printed, kiln formed glass, 6" square, and has rubber bumpons on the bottom to protect your surfaces. This design is part of a series and has other matching housewares!
Trivets will handle very warm dishes, they also make great accent/art pieces - use a plate holder or picture ledge and attach it to your wall or prop it up in a window when you're not using it. While it is dishwasher safe (we like the china/light cycle), we recommend hand washing. Trivets come wrapped in colorful tissue, let us know if you need a gift box.