White Snowflake Ornament from our artisan partner SAFFY, Inc. features capiz shell. Saffy 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.
Artisans wash and soak the thin shells before cutting them into shape and edging them with wire in a labor‒intensive process.
Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses!
Natural colored capiz, silver‒plated brass sheet and wire, silver‒colored string
4.75W x 5H inches
Handcrafted and Fair Trade from the Philippines.