These small leathery pouches are the cast-off egg capsules of some sharks and their kin. Sharks, skates, rays and chimeras give their young a far better odds at life. Other species the females produce egg cases that are simply left on the seabed, attached to something underwater or tucked inside a crevice. The pup develops inside its egg case, hatches, and then swims away. Most egg cases look like little pillows with hooks and tendrils that at one time attached them to seaweed or underwater debris.
In old times, sailors were certain they could predict the weather based on the presence or absence of these “purses” on the beach. Often used in folklore and tales of the Fae. A wise and mysterious talisman. Can be used in ritual, altar decor and in the making of dream catchers and jewelry.
~ Species: Mermaids Purse ( Devils Purse)
~ Native Origin: New England
~ Frame Details: 7” H x 5” W x 1¼” D
* * * White frame available by request.
+ Museum Quality shadowbox with archival mat and glass window. All materials are built to last a lifetime. Picture hanger is included.
+ Background: Insect name and origin printed on Old World-style parchment paper.
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Our creations are better than old-fashioned museum displays and designed to last for a lifetime, We are using the latest technology (clear silicon) for sealing and double protection for most expensive projects. This is why our artwork with butterflies and insects is being used by many interior designers for creating exceptional displays.
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Avoid exposure to extremes of temperature, humidity, or to direct sunlight. With proper care you will enjoy this marvel of the natural world for many decades to come.
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