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Bright Star Capiz Ornament

This bright star ornament is made of wafer-thin capiz, the shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes, dyed 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! A Global Fair Trade gift.

  • Smoked capiz and silver-plated brass star ornament
  • 3D inches, plus 4-inch metallic silver string loop for hanging
  • Handmade in Philippines

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