Star of the Tropics Ornament

Handmade in Philippines7913580

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From the Philippines, country of islands, a tropical red star made of dyed capiz shell. 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. Decorative only. Keep out of reach of children.

  • Capiz, metal
  • 2.5W inches
  • Made in Philippines

UPC Code: 732919450439

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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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    A little small, but beautiful -- exactly as pictured.

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