In medieval times, colorful glass balls such as this were hung in the window to catch evil spirits and protect the home. It was said that the colors would entice the bad spirit to enter the ball, but then it would be trapped inside, tangled in the glass strings or too confused by the colors to find its way out. This hand-blown glass ornament contains loose bits of colored glass. When you shake the globe, they jingle delicately. Perfect for a housewarming gift. Approximately 3.5 inches. Includes copper hook and legend. Comes in a gift box.