It looks like a fish net. The ruffles on top are flat like it got set on it's top when still hot but doesn't take away from this unusual fairy lamp. I got it from England about 20 years ago. The item "Antique hand blown fairy lamp light Sombrero style pink swirl" is in sale since Friday, September 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian".The seller is "mistletoesprig" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda.