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Vtg Rooster Lepidopterist Picture 18x22 inches Made of Butterfly Wings Folk Art

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
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Stunning picture of a rooster made entirely of butterfly wings. It measures 18" x 22". Framed in a painted green frame. Colors of the wings include pink, yellow, brown, cream, light blue and gold.

My research shows this was a popular hobby between 1920 - 1950. It has a paint by number type of diagram and you lay and glue the wings to fit the spaces. It has a reverse paint type of image. It is still being done in Africa but those images are smaller and are usually either abstract or African related. The wings are taken from dead butterflies so it is not cruel to them.

This I would judge is anywhere from 60 to 80 years old and does show some signs of age. Some of the wings have come loose and fallen into the bottom of the frame. The clear paper that the pattern was drawn on has some wrinkling. The yellow backing has some water damage. Please look at the close of pictures carefully.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thanks for looking.


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