This set of six coasters is so lovely, you'll want to display them even when you're not serving beverages. And because they're housed in a matching holder, you can. Both the coasters and the holder are made of glass that was reverse-painted by hand by artisans in Peru. Robert M. Weiss home accessories share a luminous quality--the unique, Old World glow of verre églomisé, or reverse-painted glass. When the Spaniards settled in Peru in the 16th century, they brought many of their household items with them, including reverse-painted Venetian glass mirrors. In time, a core of Peruvian artisans began to recreate these masterpieces locally. Today, every Robert Weiss creation is handcrafted and painted in Peru by artisans who proudly carry on this tradition.