The classic New Mexico symbol in miniature. Made only from the bright red & fresh Piquin Peppers grown for centuries in the Mesilla Valley region of southern New Mexico, also home of the famous Hatch Chile. Specially treated so that they won't drip dangerous Chile juice,attract fruit flies, or become moldy, and you can hang ours inside without experiencing problems. It will last years longer than Ristras sold by competitors. Up to 5 years in dry climates, 2 years in humid climates. Topped with acorn husk for decoration a string loop allows for easy hanging. Made in New Mexico from the smaller Piquin Chile peppers, which measure 2-4 inches. Overall Ristra measures approximately 6 inches long, plus the 1 to 2 inch corn husk cap. This Ristra has been treated to last 2-5 years. This Ristra is NOT EDIBLE.