From the Butterfly Ginkgo Collection. The Butterfly Ginkgo collection celebrates the representation of flora as fauna. Michael's fascination with a particular type of ginkgo tree, the ginkgo biloba, or butterfly ginkgo, which grows with a double leaf reminiscent of a butterfly's wings, gave rise to a fantasia image of the plant. Executed at the highest level of handcraftsmanship, each piece is rendered in solid bronze with acid etched cocoon-shaped vessels. The pieces in the collection are a tour de force of Indian craft and capture the poetic spirit that is so deeply indicative of michael's work. The first time i saw this tree, it literally looked like it had been completely overtaken by butterflies. As if they would all take flight the moment i walked too close or made a noise. The idea that the leaves could evoke the beauty of butterflies was magical to me, like trees that can metamorphose from flora to fauna in the blink of an eye. Hand textured stainless steel, natural & oxidized brass Hand wash with gentle detergent, dry immediately with soft cloth, avoid any detergent with lemon or other acidic agents, do not soak, even in plain water, or leave unwashed overnight, do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring pads that can scratch and dull metal surfaces Imported SIZE 19.5"L x 13.25"W x 3.75"H Please note: This item ships directly from the vendor and may take up to 10 business days to ship after the order is placed. Gifts - Michael Aram > Michael Aram > Saks Fifth Avenue > Barneys. Michael Aram.