For as long as I can remember this festive decoration hung from the bottom of the lamp over my grandmother’s dining room table. And for several holidays during the 70's and 80's it hung over our kitchen table. But more recently it has stayed in its protective cotton sleeve packed with other holiday decorations. Broken strings from which it hangs have been replaced and a few other minor repairs made. All made of metallic paper wrapped around a cardboard core, which measures 12-inches. Opened and hanging it’s a couple of inches longer. Dated 1950's or perhaps 1960's.