The Moroccan Moth Table
Swankety Swank Showcase presents the Moroccan Moth Table! This delightful piece of all wood art furniture measures 19.5″ x 19.5″ x 19.5″ and was cleaned, sanded, refinished, hand painted and clear coated with earth friendly, low VOC paints. Note the intricate detailing on the sides of the table and on the legs (scroll down for a closeup view). The hexagonal shape gives this piece a unique flair. The delicate image of the moth was hand-painted by Yabette. Compliment your home decor with this precious treasure!
Detail of Hand-Painted Moth with Yabette Signature
Moths have an interesting history and symbolism. In fact, since there is so much information on these beautiful creatures, I chose my favorites excerpts from insects.org for your entertainment and edification.
Beauty of Color, Shape, Pattern, Symmetry
“Butterflies and moths are ‘Nature’s canvases with the gift of flight.’ Even in death, their mounted beauty can remain intact for centuries. Nature’s genetic paintbrushes have “painted” hundreds of thousands bilaterally-symmetrical butterfly and moth works of art. When one considers that both the topsides and the undersides of these specimens are ‘painted’ with equal skill, and that smaller, isolated sections of these masterpieces can be viewed apart from the total specimen, one becomes aware of the virtually unlimited number of artworks in this ‘traveling’ art show of the air.”
Closeup View of Wood Pattern
” Because a moth is physically attracted to light, and because sensuality involves physical attraction, the moth has come to symbolize sensuality; it physically succumbs to seductive light. Also, because butterflies represents femininity, and females are most often associated with the word sensual, the butterfly has also become associated with the word sensual.”
Perspective of Table in Swankety Swank
“The sorcerers of the Yaqui Indians of Mexico refer to the moth as a symbol of knowledge. In the book Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda, the moth is such a central figure it is included as the major character on the cover of the book. It is revealed by Don Juan, a Yaqui sorcerer, ‘knowledge is a moth.’ He expresses metaphorically that ‘the moths are the heralds, or better yet, the guardians of eternity,’…He continues, ‘the moths carry a dust on their wings, a dark gold dust. That dust is the dust of knowledge.’ ‘Knowledge comes floating like specks of gold dust, the same dust that covers the wings of moths.’ ‘The moths have been the intimate friends and helpers of sorcerers from time immemorial.’Don Juan adds, “Moths are the givers of knowledge and the friends and helpers of sorcerers.’ ”
Who isn’t looking for more Beauty, Sensuality and Knowledge in their lives? Let this lovingly hand-painted table enhance your life! Come visit Swankety Swank today!