The opulent forms of the Botero vases are hammered into shape by hand in keeping with old handcrafting traditions. The surface is etched with coarse sandpaper and a grindstone to further underscore the artistic shape of the vase. Botero
is especially suitable for use as a decorative vase in a livingroom. Water should not be left in the container for any length of time, as due to the small opening the vase is difficult to clean inside and corrosion could occur.