This item is a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, museum-quality display containing a sustainably sourced Wide Banded Swallowtail (Papilio mechowianus) from the Congo. The display was carefully designed to complement the beauty of this butterfly using the finest acid-free, archival grade materials and is housed in a solid wood, 8”x10” matte-black frame. Not only is this display aesthetically pleasing, but it is also framed using techniques that promote durability and long-term preservation:
The high-quality materials meet criteria found in the international standards and guidance followed by museums including ISO 18916, ISO 18902, and ASTM B117-03.
Ultra-protective, museum-grade glass provides 99% UV protection to prevent severe color loss, embrittlement, and deterioration – ensuring the specimen will retain its appearance for many years to come.
All components in the display are sealed using a permanent, aluminum vapor barrier tape, creating a stable microclimate that prevents degradation from heat, pollution, and moisture. An additional seal is created by the acid-free paper securely attached to the back of the display.
Metal D-rings attached to the back of the frame ensures that the display can be hung safely and securely.