The Kai-Koji Wakasa chopsticks have bands of thick encrusted mother of pearl over a gloss black finish. These graceful, elegant Japanese chopsticks are 9-1/8 inches long and have textured tips. Dishwasher safe. The chopsticks have a base of Malas wood (Homalium tomentosum), harvested in Indonesia. They have a Polyester Urethane protective finish. Handmade in Japan.