Red Wool Shawl, Beetle Elytra in Textiles and Ornaments

Red Wool Shawl, Beetle Elytra in Texiles and Ornaments, Cultural Entomology Digest 2Two Odonata References in Ancient Mesopotamian Literature, Cultural Entomology Digest 1Detail of red wool shawl decorated with metallic wrapped thread, glass beads, metal sequins, silk embroidery, beetle wing pieces, made in India for European market late 19th century, collection of the P. A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, photo by Barbara Molloy.