Blue Seas Capiz Earrings

Handmade in Philippines7913840

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Description

Wire filigree scrolls across blue-dyed translucent capiz shell disks. Handcrafted earrings from Saffy Handicrafts in the Philippines. Capiz is the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses.

Size and Details

  • Capiz, wire
  • 1.5Dx2.5L
  • Made in Philippines

UPC Code: 732919445992

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Saffy Handicrafts

Saffy HandicraftsSaffy Handicrafts is the business export arm of SAFRUDI, the Social Action Foundation for Rural and Urban Development, a social services organization in the Philippines. SAFRUDI markets products for many small artisan workshops, and runs its own production unit specializing in capiz shell items. Read more.

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