Lametta is a Christmas decoration found in German homes and in particular on Christmas trees.¬† Similar to tinsel, it is hung over the branches to simulate icicles.
Originally it was made from a substance called “Stanniol”, which is Tin (Sn) flattened to make it into a foil.
To add weight to the Lametta, lead or even silver were added.¬† Often this meant that it was used on New Year’s Eve for Bleigie√üen.¬† However, modern Lametta is often made of plastic.
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