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craft technique using iridescent beetle wings
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Beetlewing, or beetlewing art, (Thai แมลงทับ) is an ancient craft technique using iridescent beetle wings practiced traditionally in Thailand, Myanmar, India, China and Japan. Different species of beetle wings were used depending from the area, but traditionally the most valued were those from beetles belonging to genus Sternocera

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