Glass piece that gently scares flies away.
The use of a plastic bag filled with water hanging from the ceiling is a traditional way of scaring away flies in many Mexican food markets. Water refraction amplifies colors and movement for a fly's sensitive eyes when reflected in this sphere, scaring it away and thus turning it into a natural, harmless pesticide.
Its drop-like shape generates a beautiful refraction effect that enhances the environment where this piece is installed.
With a frosted finish, this version of the Antifly Sphere was designed in 2012 by Mexican Designer José de la O and has been a best seller ever since. This product is made by hand at a family-owned glass workshop in Mexico City.
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Making an Anti-Fly Sphere
Materials: Frosted Borosilicate Glass, Nylon Rope
Dimensions: 8" x 4" x 4"
Rope Length: 23"