Cloisonné is a technique for decorating metal objects. The decorating enamel objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments to the metal object by soldering thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln. The cloisonné technique was mostly used for jewelry and small souvenirs.