The Orphée is a brooch handmade in Paris (France), showcasing the Phoebis Neocypris 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.
Height: 6 cm
Width: 7 cm
Phoebis Neocypris in a few words
This butterfly 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 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.
This species covers a very large area of America, and is found in primary and secondary tropical forests, deciduous forests, scrubby grasslands and agricultural land. It is a species living mostly at low altitudes, rarely found above 1,000 metres. It is in this ecosystem that the Phoebis Neocypris finds flowers for food, including several species of Impatiens.
It is frequently observed in tight groups of a dozen individuals clustered together. Very timid, it flies away at the first sign of danger and then reforms with its group, appearing as yellow clouds in the air.
Where does Phoebis Neocypris live?
Phoebis Neocypris can be seen from Brazil to Mexico.