They were highly skilled with a variety of raw materials, producing fine plates and mosaics with seashells, beautiful stone sculptures and bas-reliefs, and working with semiprecious stones. But their artistic legacy is based mainly on their pottery. The abundance of shards of polychromatic vessels indicates that they used ceramics extensively for both everyday and ceremonial purposes. However, the most typical Maya Jaina ceramic items are their finely worked, highly detailed figurines. These pieces were modeled by hand or made in molds and, although usually very small, achieved a high degree of artistic expression, which can be appreciated in the variety of themes and superb attention to detail they displayed. Everyday activities, persons of authority, physical deformations, dwarfs, hunchbacks, men with swollen eyes and adolescents with distended stomachs are just a few of the subjects these artifacts displayed. Others were of local fauna such as lizards, bats, ducks and monkeys. Many of these figurines are also whistles, flutes, rattles or containers, and some have articulated parts.