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When the ancient Egyptians observed the sun moving across the sky, they envisioned the sun god Khepri pushing it along, just as the dung beetle rolls his glorious ball of some other creature's scat across the ground. The six projections across his little head resemble the rays of the sun.

This beetle is beautifully green, a color he earned through his repurposing practices. What could be greener than recycling naturally-processed plant matter into sustenance and bedding material for one's grubby offspring?

This indoor-outdoor pillow measures 20" across and is about 5" thick at the center, generously stuffed with polyester fiberfill in a separate, removable casing. Painstakingly hand-painted in shades of weatherproof textile paint, heat-set for permanence. Cover spot cleans, hoses clean or machine washes (gentle cycle) and air dries. The commercial all-weather fabric withstands the effects of sun, rain, wind and Hawaiian Punch spills.

In eighty per cent of the countries of the world, beetles are food, mostly in the larval stage. I am quite content, thank you, to enjoy them as images on throw pillows on my deck chaise lounge. Can be ordered in other colors; just select from the drop-down menu. Designed, painted, sewn, stuffed, signed and copyrighted on beautiful Camano Island, where finding a green beetle is a rare treat!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high shipping costs, customers outside of North America will receive COVERS ONLY.

© Copyrighted 2011 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Frequently asked questions about crabbychris

Crabby Chris™ is pleased to render almost any of her designs in almost any color on almost any shape of pillow. If you would like to discuss your ideas or request adding a name or text to your order, please convo the artist.
Pillows can usually be made smaller or larger to fit your needs. Please feel free to inquire of the artist to work out the details.
Every handcrafted Crabby Chris™ textile item has a sewn-in care label for easy reference.
All items are enclosed in a sealed cello bag and shipped in a sturdy recylable polypropylene mailing bag. A matching wide grosgrain ribbon and bow can be added to your purchase at your request. If you would like a short personal message hand-lettered in a greeting card, make your request in "Note from Buyer".
Please feel free to inquire through Etsy convos as to whether your order can be customized to your specifications. Once details are worked out, Chris can create a custom listing, the purchase of which starts the project. Customized and personalized items are non-returnable and non-refundable as they are not marketable to others.
All designs, photographs, descriptions, images and other contents of this shop are protected by copyrights of the designer/shop owner under U.S. and international law. For licensing information please contact the artist.
Your information will not be shared with anyone, or used for any purpose other than to complete your Etsy transaction. Crabby Chris is a confirmed anti-Spamite.
No; the nickname started as a joke. Like many things, it simply got out of hand.

All content © copyrighted 2008-2016 by C. Chennault. All rights reserved.

Outdoor pillow beetle 20"x20" GREEN SCARAB dung beetle coleoptera scarabaeus The Gold-Bug insect entomology Crabby Chris Original


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: indoor outdoor fabric, textile paint, polyester fiberfill, fascination with insects
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 1114 reviews
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