Van der Ast iraca pink butterfly brooch

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Title:  Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects


Brooch designed and produced exclusively for the National Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Inspired by the work Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects (Balthasar van der Ast, 1628)

hand made by artisans in Colombia using a manufacture technique that belongs to the Colombian tradition: weaving with iraca. This natural fiber comes from the iraca palm, a plant whose leaves are collected and boiled to obtain fine strips, normally used to weave hats, baskets and other handicrafts. 

Size: 8 x 7.5 cm aprox

Reference: JC02911

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