This old world style broom is functional but definitely geared more toward those with magical interests. We do the dyeing process with non toxic dyes that are stable and will not bleed under normal conditions. It stands about 56 inches tall and weighs approximately three pounds. You better think way ahead if you want this one for Halloween. Our customers tell us about more interesting uses for this broom all the time. This seems to be the broom of choice for the discerning witch. It is often used in cleansing ceremonies, weddings, hand-fasting and sweat lodges. A little searching online will show you many ways to embellish this broom to make it unique for your individual wedding or hand-fasting. For those interested in this a brooms flying qualities, well this is the one! We sell a ton of our work to “Harry Potter” aficionados and even some school “Quidditch” teams. It is our most aerodynamic design and best for its acceleration and cornering abilities. This broom is also very functional.