Earrings Capiz Oceanic Echoes - Philippines
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Richly shaded in blues and greens, these delicate, wafer-thin earrings are made from capiz, the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak the capiz 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.
- Capiz, brass
- 1Dx2L inches
- Made in Philippines
Ten Thousand Villages operates on an artisan investment model that puts the maker first. They’re built on long-term partnerships and fair trade principles to provide makers in developing countries an opportunity to gain a safety net of financial security and break the cycle of poverty.
Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made from artisans around the world. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!