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Brooch Soft Sculpture Death's Head Hawk Moth Fiber Insect  Art Sphinx Moth Natural History Halloween

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Add a dramatic detail to your outfit for that special (or everyday) occasion. This death's head hawk moth will be a conversation starter!

Some tips for that conversation:
• Latin name, Acherontia Atropos (I can't pronounce it either!)
• native to the Mediterranean area, the Middle East and Africa
• because of that skull pattern on its thorax, some see it as unlucky, or a bad omen
• it is harmless to people, but does raid beehives for honey
• it has been featured in literature: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Poe's The Sphinx, and Keats mentions the moth in Ode to Melancholy
• it is the moth on the promotional posters for the movie The Silence of the Lambs

Wear this to an event, and you'll have lots to talk about!

The specifics:
• wingspan 5" and 3" high.
• upper wings made from textured vintage wool
• lower wings in cotton
• body markings in fabric paint
• body stuffed with polyfil
• antennae in embroidery floss
• metal brooch clasp under one wing
• removable ribbon for hanging while you're not wearing it!


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Brooch Soft Sculpture Death's Head Hawk Moth Fiber Insect Art Sphinx Moth Natural History Halloween

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton fabric, fabric paint, embroidery floss, polyfil, vintage wool
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from France
  • Feedback: 304 reviews
  • Favorited by: 404 people