In the tradition of folding paper and in general terms, boats are symbols of travel and carrying wishes far away to get them fulfilled in a new place...These handmade paper boats are 3" x 2" x 1" and printed of several different Japanese papers such as Kozo, Gampi, Kitakata, etc. The text is repeated over and over and printed in white or black ink. The boats are then treated with encaustic medium in which Dammar resin hardens over time and seals the paper against humidity. Some of them have golden sparkles as well. They can be used for gift wrapping, they can be threaded together and hang on display...My two favorite things to do with them is to use them with candles and water on a nice evening home or even let them carry your wishes outdoors down a stream on a rainy day...is up to you! This listing is for an order of 7 for $12.00. Ships in a small box.