Hairpin is made of solid wood of Material Thuya Wood Handmade an carved by an artisan from the city of Essaouira, Marrocan .It is thin and delicate but these are very strong. The wood is hand polished and each stick is cut individually, there is no pattern or form. This stick is designed to be used as a single locking device. It is sealed and finished and should not need any maintenance except wiped with a damp cloth if it needed. You can use this stick like Shawl Pin.Sealed safe blend of beeswax and mineral oil. You can use this stick like Shawl Pin.