Cobalt Treasure Capiz Earrings

$18.99
  • Description

    Richly shaded in blue, these delicate, wafer-thin earrings are made from capiz, 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.

  • Details
    • Capiz, silver-plated brass
    • 1.5L inches
    • Handcrafted in Philippines

    UPC: 732919481020

    SKU: 7914240

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  • The Makers
    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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