Smoked Stripes Capiz Frame

$34

Frame your photo in a simple arrangement of stacked rectangles. Filipino artisans handcraft this frame from translucent capiz mollusk shell retrieved from the ocean floor by hand. Makers wash and soak the shells then cut them into shapes. Smoking gives them the burnished tone found in the dividing strips. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labour-intensive process. Before glass became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. For 4x6 photo.

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Product Details

Material: capiz shell

Dimensions: 19 cm x 24 cm

Colour(s): white, smoke

SKU: 7913056

About the Artisan

Saffy Handicrafts (which stands for Social Action for Filipino Youth) markets crafts for small artisan workshops and runs its own production unit specializing in capiz shell items.

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