Needle felted Peacock Spider - Maratus elephans

$350.00

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: wool, felt wool, needle felted wool, wire, plastic

Peacock spider males are famous for their incredibly colorful abdomens, which some can unfurl like a banner for their mating dances.

This is a Maratus elephans specimen. The name references the elephant-looking design on his flashy abdomen. The blue is sort of shaped like an elephant face with a trunk down the middle with ears off to the sides.

Real peacock spiders are tiny – some species are as small as 2.5 mm! My sculpture is about 135 mm long, or 5.5 inches.

He is needle felted wool over a thin wire armature. All his joints are easily articulated and even his display flaps can be folded down. His eyes are plastic hot glued in place.

To see all dimensions and how he can be posed, watch this YouTube video:

https://youtu.be/j8lJBjiJ3mI


*Needle felted wool over wire, which makes it gently pose-able.

*Plastic eyes and wire beneath. Not suitable for young children.

*This is an art doll and not a toy. The wool is densely felted but can be pulled apart by determined little fingers.

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Sep 30-Oct 3

Sep 24

After you place your order, FamiliarOddlings will take 1 business day to prepare it for shipment.

Sep 26

FamiliarOddlings puts your order in the mail.

Sep 30-Oct 3

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Sep 30-Oct 3!

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Davina Behin Jones

Davina Behin Jones

Owner of FamiliarOddlings

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5 out of 5 stars

Omg I just got my snonkeys today in the mail and I love they sooo much! The seller was sooo nice ! I would def. buy from davina again , the quality is exquisite. I'm so happy with my new baby's I will definitely buy more from her.

Reviewed by Anonymous Mar 8, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This felted baby tapir is the most adorable little one. Davina does fabulous work, as well is very communacative. A joy to work with. Hope to acquire more little beasties from her.

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Jan Mihal Feb 4, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Love them! Are already in dollhouse in favorite spot where the real life size ones hang. Shipping was quick and packaged well. Thanks so much

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Chris Oct 26, 2020

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Love them! purchased the sitting one also. Great size for the doll house.

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