The Om Keepsake Box is handcrafted from gray Indian soapstone, also called Palewa stone, which is locally sourced by artisans who handcarve these boxes. The om symbol in mother-of-pearl on the box's lid represents the sound of the universe, encompassing all sounds of creation. It's a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece since each is crafted by hand from stone. Keep treasures, jewelry, crystals, and little mementos neatly tucked away in this decorative box. Beautiful sitting atop a stack of books, on a side table, or on a shelf. A thoughtful gift and a Ten Thousand Villages exclusive design.