As all "pirate archaeologist" sets, this consists of main body: nine half pans, some shells or shards and a bunch of "junk" considered extras. Nothing to do with the price.In this case the halfpans are. Shells, shards and vials are. These are homemade, handmade watercolours, 80%+ pure pigment, held together by an organic binder, my own homemade honey and myrtus glycerin. It is a deep, dramatic, intense color arrangement with a stormy story, fit for artisan level painters, made for artists who can easily work with a tiny pocket palette. This is meant to be an adventurer's palette, it is unique, original, playful and meant to inspire summer stories. It can be used for sketching, drawing, highlighting, calligraphy, lettering or simply just coloring something precious. Even the slightest bit of this paint is enough to highlight a detail. They are gift wrapped and come with a swatchy swatch tiny block of various drawing papers to be either tested on or the pages of those to be turned into a tiny travel journal. Paints are made from entirely natural, organic materials, which means their reactions during making wildly vary and are unpredictable in terms of density and weight. I aim to full them to the maximum, if over time the heavier ones concave. Some get extremely dry and crack, others are like little rocks, some never stop being a little bit sticky. They are unique and individual, so please let me know if there is something like a bubble within - i try to make all of my paints a superlative product every time, but it does happen that they sneak within. This item is made of paint and pigment, honey, glycerine, gum arabic, clove oil, gold, glitter, mica, paper, tin box, sea shell, pottery shard.