The often forgotten, furrier cousin of butterflies, moths are rarely celebrated as the beautiful creatures they are, with their plush and delicate wings and slow, pacific movements. North Carolina based textile artist Yumi Okita has found a niche by taking up moths as her subjects, and these incredible, larger than life objects put together out of sensuous materials and painstaking handiwork have become coveted pieces to buy. Unlike the common perception of moths, these ornamental creatures are anything but humble, decorated by hand and bestowed with soft, ethereal bodies and luxuriously ornate wings.

Take a look below at a collection of these handmade textile moths by Yumi Okita, and go here to see more of her work.

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By snapme On Monday, November 03 rd, 2014 · In Art ,Life