Simply gorgeous, indoors or out. Made only from the bright red fresh Sandia peppers grown for centuries in the Mesilla Valley region of southern New Mexico home of the famous Hatch Chile. Specially treated so that they won't drip dangerous Chile juice, attract fruit flies, or become moldy.Will last years longer than Ristras sold by competitors Up to 5 years in dry climates, 2 years in humid climates. Beautifully decorated with corn husks dried, multi-colored baby corn dried seed pods, dried heads of garlic, and flowers a string loop allows for easy hanging. This Ristra was hand tied from the larger, darker Sandia Chile peppers, which measure 5 to 6 inches. Measures approximately 18 inches. This Ristra is NOT EDIBLE.