…you first encountered this tropical species in your ‘Exotic Butterflies of the World’ coloring book?
Which crayon did you use to render those shimmering blue wings?
This is the Menelaus blue morpho (Morpho Menelaus), a butterfly threatened primarily by deforestation, whose entire life spans 115 days.
115 days to eat, metamorphose, then flutter and flit, and reproduce the next generation.
Pieces of blue silk and black linen, cotton floss, cotton upholstery fabric backing, tiny seed beads, meticulous machine stitching and heedful hand embroidery all come together in this textile version of the neo tropical butterfly.
Wingspan: 9cm/3.5 inches; Height: 7cm/3 inches.
There’s a brooch clasp on the underside, turning this blue beauty into a piece of jewelry you’ll wear for many years to come.
Delivered with a handmade drawstring bag.
Join me in donating:
2 euros for each one sold will be donated to The Nature Conservancy, whose work includes protection of habitats in order to “preserve the diversity of life on Earth.”
John Muir, naturalist and conservationist, founder of the Sierra Club said,
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
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