Kraak ware is almost all painted in the underglaze cobalt blue style that was perfected during the Ming dynasty. It is often decorated with variations on the traditional motifs found on Chinese porcelain, such as symbolic flowers (peonies and chrysanthemums) and calligraphy characters. However, most characteristic of Kraak decoration is the use of foliated radial panels. Shapes included dishes, bowls, teapots and vases. This porcelain design is decorated all over with a pattern of composite foliate meander, leafy steams bearing a central blossom.