Fresh from the earth green and deckled terra cotta edges add enticing flavor to dining and entertaining! Translation: basil. Handmade of terra cotta in Tuscany. In the 1300's, peasants used rustic glazes on their hand-thrown pottery that separated during firing, exposing the terra cotta on the edges of the pieces. VIETRI reproduces these edges on Basilico using clear glazes. Part of the Cucina Fresca Family of Dinnerware Dishwasher safe. Charger, Dinner, Salad, Pasta Bowl, Cereal Bowl, Mug, and Condiment Bowl are microwavable.