Leaf Swallowtail Butterfly Yellow

Butterflies have strong significance across many cultures, but the most common theme is rebirth and metamorphosis. The incredible transformation that butterflies undergo as they turn from caterpillars to adult butterflies is something that has captured the attention of humanity for millennia. For this piece, the artist uses real fossilized cocoa leaves to capture the delicate structure of the butterfly wing. Bright colors with transitioning hues reflect the natural colors of these beautiful creatures.

  • Product Features
  • Made of real cocoa leaves and metal
  • Hand painted and decorated
  • Setting: Indoor
  • Dimensions: 8 inches long x 1 inch wide x 7 inches high

Construction:
Features fossilized cocoa leaves that are hand placed onto a metal backing and then laminated, creating the structure of the butterfly wing. The artist then paints the leaves by hand and adorns them with decorative accessories to create shine and sparkle. This piece has an attached loop for easy hanging.


Eco-Friendly:
We are a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council; a coalition of manufacturers, retailers, and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.

Our products are manufactured using materials that are sustainably harvested, non-toxic dyes, and water-based finishes.

The leaves used in our products are either collected after a tree naturally sheds them or are plucked from a living tree. In either case, the plant isn't harmed. Additionally, the purchase of the leaves we use provides a secondary income to the framers who grow and care for plants.



Fair-Trade:
We view ourselves as partners with our manufacturers and continuously exchange ideas on how to improve production, product quality, and the health and well-being of the artisans that work to create the products we sell. We visit our manufacturers on a regular basis to ensure that our core mission is being followed.

Our products are produced in the Philippines, a country that is fast growing, and progressive on ensuring workers' rights. It is also a country where many companies are run by women and their entrepreneurial efforts are encouraged.

The artisans who make our pieces are paid a living wage, provided quality housing, have access to continuing education, and work under dignified and safe conditions.



The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same items, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.