Chopsticks play an important role in Chinese food culture. They are called Kuaizi in Chinese and were called Zhu in ancient times. Chinese people have been using Kuaizi as one of the main tableware for more than 2,000 years. Chopsticks may be made of any of the several materials: bamboo, wood, gold, silver, ivory, pewter and plastics but bamboo and wood chopsticks are the most popular ones used in Chinese homes.This dinner set comes with six pairs of wooden chopsticks and each of which is inserted in an individual chopstick sheath and tied up by a Chinese knot. The set is further complemented by six matching brocade placemats.Note: The brocade patterns may differ from the picture shown.