Mini Capiz Chimes - Woodstock Chimes
In the 1500s, capiz were used as windowpanes in houses; now they are used in all sorts of home decorations, including lampshades and vases and (of course) wind chimes!
The brilliant Capiz shell is used in windows, lanterns, vases, and many other decorations because it has a luster similar to mother of pearl shells. Capiz shells come from the "windowpane oyster", which is edible, but actually is valued more for it's shell and occasional small pearls.Because of their durability and translucence, capiz shells have been used for thousands of years as a glass substitute and are farmed in Indonesia and the Philippines. The pieces are carefully sorted, dried, sliced, shaped, sanded and dyed. Strung together with strong, invisible nylon cord, the thin, flat translucent pieces provide luminous color.
13 in. Overall length. Coconut wood top, with 30 round and 5 square, 1-inch diameter, colored capiz pieces. Each wonderful capiz windchime from Woodstock Chimeswas handcrafted with pride by artisans in Bali.
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