A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument, typically a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other end creates a colorful pattern, due to repeated reflection in the mirrors. Place this beauty on your desk, in the living room, or den. Made out of elegant brass the Minds Eye Brass Vintage Kaleidoscope will surely get attention sitting on a desk or end table. Pick it up and look through the eye piece. Twist the scope around and watch the patterns fall into place. Open your mind and let your imagination take you to new places. Overall Length: 6.2 Inches.