Beautiful shark ornament. This ornament is handcrafted from recycled copper, with natural color variations from time and weather. Because of the natural variations, each piece is unique. As a general rule, most pieces will have one side that is more colorful than the other. (Most of the copper was originally some kind of roofing material, with one side exposed to the weather elements, and the back side against a structure; therefore, the backside was somewhat protected and did not get the same weather exposure to patina the copper). If you see striping, it's usually because the copper was folded; when we flatten out those folds, the creases come through as stripes -- and you can often still feel some dimension on those stripes. Shark is approximately 4-1/2" long"