The woman who sold us these colorful specimen said her parents had acquired the pieces in Africa when they toured the country during the 1970s in their Volkswagon van! Made from wings found on the ground and not harvested from live butterflies, the pieces are very delicate and one was missing a few wings. Even so, how could I pass up these examples of intricate handwork with a price tag of $5? I found loose butterfly wings at The Evolution Store just down the block in SoHo, replaced the absent parts -- et voilà -- a gift suitable for my social butterfly of a fabulous friend, Bevy Smith!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter