This elegant, tall vase was handcrafted by artisans in Southeast Asia, who specialize in the craft of spun bamboo. Bamboo pieces are cut into thin strips, which are then curved around a frame and formed into the shape of the vase. The floor vase is carefully sanded to a smooth finish, and silver leaf is then applied to the entire surface in small square sheets. Lastly, the bamboo vase is coated with layers of lacquer for a protective finish. It is the silver leaf that gives the vase its deep rich luster, and delicate textured appearance.