You'll find that authentic German tinsel is so much more special than others. This wired tinsel is great on its own, but superb for making your own holiday ornaments, which likely will be treasured as an heirloom. As simple as cutting the strand to make an icicle to artwork as complex as adorning glass ornaments, you will surely find this unparalleled.
We offer our steifgirlande as either vintage or new. Each strand (of either vintage and new) garland is available in 10-foot lengths. So, each package contains an ample length.
As it arrives, the wired tinsel it is about 1/8 inch (about 3mm) in diameter. If you flatten it with your fingers, you'll find it to be about 1/4 inch (about 6mm) with tinsel on either side, with the stiffened wire holding it. Whatever your project, you'll be pleased.
Plated with real silver, over time, you'll find it to tarnish, so it will definitely appear to be patinaed with age. Our vintage pieces have been well protected, so they are as brilliant as the newer strands. Steifgirlande in German translates to Stiff Garland in English.
Of course the vintage pieces are limited in availability. They were made in West Germany (before 1990, probably earlier). The newer steifgirlande is made in Germany.