The basic frame of the butterfly is created using tin, which is powder-coated with a black finish and makes this piece safe to use outdoors. The edges of the frame are reinforced using thicker tin wire. The front of this piece is adorned in areas with capiz shell, an oyster native to the Philippines, before being hand-painted and sealed with a water-based sealant. The primary purpose of this oyster to provide a source of food, however, the shell is a sustainable by-product that can be used for decoration. The capiz shell subtly replicates the reflective qualities of butterflies in nature. The entire piece is lightweight and has an eyelet in the back allowing it to be hung using a finishing nail, command strip, or a push pin.
Due to it being a natural material, the organic colors of capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. Purple is considered a color of royalty and wealth due to the rarity of the dye that originally produced it. Even though that no longer is the case, it still is considered a bold and rich color. The color is even more vibrant due to the strips of color created by the brush strokes against the capiz shell. The artist complemented the predominantly purple colored butterfly with oranges and reds at the base and a couple of white spots on each wing. If your color is primarily purple or if it is just used as an accent, this butterfly will complement any decor in your room. Dimensions: 11in x 1in x 8in