The simple cylindrical form of the Taro container is especially captivating due to its fascinating surface finish. The metal corpus is dipped in various immersion baths to create the multi-coloured, unique patina and then sealed. Taro should only be used for dried branches and flowers. When displaying cut flowers and plants, it is advisable to use a plastic insert to protect the metal against corrosion. The surface can be cleaned with warm water and a soft cloth; abrasive objects would leave scratches on the fine finish.