In modern times, cairns are often erected as landmarks, a use they have had since ancient times. Cairns have also been built and used as burial monuments; for defense and hunting; for ceremonial purposes, sometimes relating to astronomy; to locate buried items, such as caches of food or objects; and to mark trails, among other purposes. Each Art n Soul Cairn figure measures approximately 1 ½ inches tall by ¾ to 1 ½ inches wide, though these dimensions can vary due to natural differences in the pebbles used. Please note that this is a freestanding pebble figure. The background scenery is for illustrative purposes only.