Buoys and Rope Fenders make it easy to create an authentic nautical look in your decor. Hung on a wall or placed in a display they add a chunky sculptural element and a splash of color. The buoys look nicely aged and the rope fenders have a wonderful texture and appeal.Both types of items were used past and present by hardworking fisherman - the buoys to mark their lines and traps and the rope fenders to prevent a ship or boat from being damaged while docked. We recommend that you use these reproduction pieces for decorative purposes only.These make wonderful additions to a retail window display or use them to create authentic nautical ambiance in a seaside restaurant or bar. We've had customers do both!