Beetle Wing Dangle Earrings - Surprisingly Lightweight

$16.00

Beetle Wing Dangle Earrings 

The Sternaceras Echisinata Beetle lives a sacred life in the hills of Thailand. The ancient tribes, believed to have migrated to Thailand from Tibet, saw the presence of these iridescent green beetles as a sign of good luck, long life, fertility, abundance, and spiritual protection. The wings are metallic-like and protect the bug’s soft body.

They are surprisingly light-weight and durable. You can imagine how light they have to be for the beetle to be able to fly.  We are buying these earrings from fair-trade Thai artisans. They make a lovely gift for yourself, family member or friend.

After the beetles have reproduced and died naturally, their bodies are gathered and their wings are used to decorate the robes of shamans.

Now, they decorate ritual clothing for everyone, especially the ladies ornate headdresses and hems of shawls. They are also presented as gifts that invite prosperity and spiritual protection.

 

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Beetle Wing Dangle Earrings 

The Sternaceras Echisinata Beetle lives a sacred life in the hills of Thailand. The ancient tribes, believed to have migrated to Thailand from Tibet, saw the presence of these iridescent green beetles as a sign of good luck, long life, fertility, abundance, and spiritual protection. The wings are metallic-like and protect the bug’s soft body.

They are surprisingly light-weight and durable. You can imagine how light they have to be for the beetle to be able to fly.  We are buying these earrings from fair-trade Thai artisans. They make a lovely gift for yourself, family member or friend.

After the beetles have reproduced and died naturally, their bodies are gathered and their wings are used to decorate the robes of shamans.

Now, they decorate ritual clothing for everyone, especially the ladies ornate headdresses and hems of shawls. They are also presented as gifts that invite prosperity and spiritual protection.

 

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A little weird but totally beautiful in real life

The thought of beetle wings hanging off my ears weirded me out when I ordered these, but now that I have them I want to wear them all the time. One because they are so beautiful and two because they weigh practically nothing. I guess theyd have to so that the beetles would still be able to fly. They look so good on.
Posted by Fitzi Fitzpatrick on 13th Mar 2011

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UPC: 610373013851
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours Monday through Friday.
Width: 1.000
Height: 2.000
Depth: 1.000
Gift wrapping: Options available
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout