Dragonfly and butterfly made of metal with a beautiful addition of mother-of-pearl. These elegant insects are a true showpiece
Metal dragonfly and butterfly with mother-of-pearl
One of the many animals that we have in our range is the dragonfly and the butterfly. Loved by many people for its innocent appearance and the elegance of the wings. Dragonflies and butterflies come in many shapes, sizes and colors and that is also the case with our range. This dragonfly and butterfly have a wingspan of approximately 52 cm by 50 cm. The dragonfly and the butterfly are attached with a decorative metal bracket and should be hung on the wall.
Mother of pearl, also called mother-of-pearl or in Filipino Capiz, is an oyster-like shell called Placuns Placenta. These shells are also popularly called pearl oysters. The capiz shell has a translucent character and is often used in the Philippines for windows and lamps. The shells do not belong to the protected marine animals, so they can also be fished legally. In addition to being used for windows and lamps, these shells are also widely used in art objects. By keeping the shells moist after the catch, you can shape the shells slightly before pouring a resin over them. The shells are made up of several superimposed layers. The thickness of the layers can differ per mollusk group. The real mother-of-pearl may be used as glass for windows, but it is much more sensitive to breakage. It is also a lot cheaper than glass.