Dali's lifelong interest in the insect world stemmed from a childhood fear of these fascinating creatures. The grasshopper, praying mantis and ant were used in many of his works as symbols and icons. This delightful Praying Mantis is a unique beadwork wire sculpture made by skilled artisans in Southeastern Asia. A handcrafted work of art, he captures our hearts and imaginations! 7 inches high by 6 inches long. Not a toy, but to be used for decorative purposes.