This ceramic skull is finished in a free hand Mexican folk design to commemorate the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos. This ceramic skull can be used as a tea bag holder or small spoon rest or even as a desk accessory catch all or to hold small votive candles or tea lites. ORDER and SHIPPING INFORMATION: * Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for completion of your order. * Shipping is Standard Mail via the United States Postal Service. * You will be notified when the order ships, please allow for transit time after the order ships. This day of the dead skull is made with ceramic slip and a ceramic mold for uniformity. Each piece is kiln fired, each piece is hand painted with non-toxic underglaze and sealed with glaze that is lead free. I have been making tea bag holders since 2004 and have a variety of colors & themes available. The day of the dead skull is dishwasher safe & food safe. **Each skull is hand painted and some of the design on the one you receive may vary from the one in the photos. ** The skull head measures approximately 4 inches wide x 4 inches long. This skull has lots of uses, it can also be used to hold rings, earrings or jewelry, cuff links or tie tacks, coins or change, desk accessory for paper clips, tacks, staples, etc., keys, mini soap bars, candy, coffee pods, dish scrubber, vegetable brush, sewing items (needles, pins, buttons, etc.,) pet treats, incense, small ceremony candles (tea lites) dinnerware place setting accents, wall decorations, Gift Baskets, the uses are unlimited. Skulls also available in a variety of colors. Coordinating Day of the Dead items are available.