2013 Krewe Of Rex- Preying Mantis Polystone Medallion Mardi Gras Bead For Sale
These beads were caught from the Krewe of Rex Mardi Gras parade in 2013. They are still in the original packaging. The item for sale is a REX PREYING MANTIS polystone emblem medallion.Named for the “prayer-like” posture of their strong forearms,these insect creatures “prey” on other insects. They take full advantage of theircolor and structure for camouflage, making them very effective predators. Themantis is considered a god in some indigenous South African tradition. It hangs on a strand of green beads with the Rex Crown beads.The items were caught directly from the floats. This parade is very important and historic. Rex is considered the King of Carnival! It runs Uptown New Orleans on Mardi Gras morning. It is the only krewe that rolls on Mardi Gras (other than the not so formal truck parades). Many people look forward to the coming of Rex on Mardi Gras morning. It feels most like Mardi Gras to me when this parade rolls.All items are my personal items from my pet-free and smoke-free home. I will combine shipping, just let me know. Please, feel free to ask if you have any questions. I have LOTS of Mardi Gras items, so don't be shy if you are looking for something particular! Thanks for looking!