Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencil Set, 48/Each Packed in Tin, Assorted Colors are made from high-quality, pure, micro-pulverized pastel pigments. These pastels produce lush, vibrant color and are excellent for shading and detail work. Can be used alone or in combination with any media. Encased in California cedar, thus creating less mess and dust particles than traditional soft pastels. Made in Czech Republic. Bringing you the best in professional drawing and design - Koh-I-Noor.