The ribbon is made of hand dyed silk in tones of dusty bluish grey. Strung onto the silk wrap are 3 old buttons from the Middle East. The center one has three dangle beads and make a lovely jingle sound... fantastic for belly dancing or just to wear on a warm summer day. The metal is very light weight and has lovely patina. They are old and quite aged which adds to their uniqueness and gives them a look of antiquity.