Butterfly tree headdress.
This is a 100% handmade, one of a kind headdress!
Everything I did by hand. The lace I paint and beaded with high quality glass, wooden and brass beading.
The horns are hand sculpted with lightweight apoxy in a wood like sculpture. The butterflies are printed and transfered with resin.
The back closes with an adjustable band so it’s an one size fits all.
Photography : Sanne van Bergenhenegouwen
Please note that due to the corona virus the shipping could be a little delayed
You can’t return items in my shop, but please contact me know if there are any issues with your order.
I’ll ship this item with insurance.
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Story behind this headdress:
As the “snowbirds” of Angangueo arrived once again, or how other people call them “Monarch Butterflies”, they also brought forth a feeling of joy and reconciliation. They not only represented the start of the harvest but also the very souls of the ancestors. But while Families would come together to feast and celebrate the return of their loved ones, so would the butterflies come together for a very different reason.
It has been a long time since her name was spoken, but when the butterflies flocked together, they brought forth the earthly body of Xōchiquetzal, goddess of beauty, love, fertility, flowers, and vegetation. Bit by bit you would see her body appear, and the air would fill itself with a scent you could only compare to the combination of a bouquet of freshly picked flowers and the pleasant smell of ozone after a thunderstorm on a hot summer day. But while thunder often meant disaster, the annual rebirth of Xōchiquetzal ensured a good year to come
Where she would stride, plants would grow,
Where she would lay the earth would be fruitful,
And where she would speak, life would start
While most people have forgotten Xōchiquetzal, she hasn’t forgotten us. So next time when a butterfly lands on your shoulder, know that you are blessed by Xōchiquetzal, and plant a flower in her honer to ensure another fruitful and blessed year.