Purple is considered a color of royalty and wealth due to the rarity of the dye that originally produced it. Even though that no longer is the case, it still is considered a bold and rich color. The color is even more vibrant due to the strips of color created by the brush strokes against the capiz shell. The artist complemented the predominantly purple colored butterfly with oranges and reds at the base and a couple of white spots on each wing. If your color is primarily purple or if it is just used as an accent, this butterfly will complement any decor in your room.
The basic frame of the insect is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color of insects.