The magician shows a red vase and a piece of rope to the audience.
The vase is seen to be empty. Inserting the rope into the vase, the magician explains that a genie lives inside of the vase.
To prove her point, the magician turns the vase (with the rope still inside) upside down. The rope remains suspended inside the vase! Then, the magician holds the rope with one hand and lets go of the vase. It remains suspended in the air, as if the genie of the vase were holding onto the rope.
At the end of the trick, the audience can examine the rope and the vase.