Les éphémères  - Le Papageno
Les éphémères  - Le Papageno

Les éphémères - Le Papageno

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The Papageno is a brooch handmade in Paris (France), showcasing the Belenois Calypso butterfly mounted on an Japanese Mokuba ribbon.

Each of the butterfly's imperfection is underlined in this collection by our gold leaf brush, which has been guided by the veins, reliefs and scratches.

This collection Les Ephémères is inspired by the art of Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), which is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, notably. This method is a poetic metaphor for embracing flaws and imperfections.


Approximate dimensions

Height: 5 cm
Width: 7 cm


Belenois Calypso in a few words

Belenois Calypso is one of the Pieridae. This family includes specimens that are generally medium-sized, with white, yellow or orange shades and are often marked with small dark spots. The family comprises of more than 1,000 species, including Pieris brassicae commonly known as the "Cabbage White", which can be observed in French gardens and meadows in spring.

The Belenois genus includes 29 different species that are widespread on the African continent. Adapted to the climatic conditions of the plains, it can also be observed in the dense tropical forests. Like the Belenois Aurota, these butterflies are known for their ability to migrate and form swarms of thousands of butterflies as they move about.

The Caper Peridia plant is central to the flourishing of this species providing both essential nourishment and protection.

Where does Belenois Calypso live?

Belenois Calypso can be observed from Tanzania to West Africa.

As our pieces use real butterflies, the dimensions mentioned can only be indicative, although we select butterflies as close as possible to these dimensions.