These little natural fiber root brush scrubbers are handmade in Mexico by artisans from the roots of a grass called zacaton. They are great for cleaning root vegetables, cast iron pans, and any other surface that needs a little scouring! They are so much better for the environment than synthetic brushes as they are biodegradable and won't melt on hot surfaces. Plus, they look so beautiful on display by the sink! And, make the perfect gift for an eco loving friend!