This attractive Koi designed cast iron trivet lets you serve a pot of hot tea without worrying about damaging your table. It is traditionally designed for holding hot cast iron teapots (tetsubin) and has 3 rubber tipped legs underneath for stability to keep the teapot raised 1/2 inch from the surface of the table. Cast ironware is praised worldwide for its beauty, strength, and superb quality. This trivet has a koi design which symbolizes perseverance, courage, and good fortune in traditional Japanese culture. Our Bronze Koi Cast Iron Trivet matches the design of our Green Bamboo Cast Iron Tetsubin.