Mae is what I would deem a "celebratory" piece. She's is perfect for serving a ridiculous amount of jollof rice, pasta or salad. This very large bowl could also sit at the center of home as a vessel holding fruit, trinkets or special items. While this item is technically microwave-safe and dishwasher-safe, I'd resist both. It won't fit in the dishwasher, and it's a large piece.