Capiz Shell Wind Chime, The Philippines

This lovely wind chime features lightweight capiz shells that create a soft, pleasing chime.  Artisans wash and soak the thin shells before cutting them into shapes in a delicate and labor-intensive process.  Hang it in a window and the light will shine through, creating gorgeous color patterns.

Please note:  The shells are delicate, so indoor or sun-protected outdoor use is recommended.

Capiz shells, nylon string, and rattan hanging bar.


This item was handmade by artisans in a fair trade cooperative in the Philippines.  In addition to fair wages the artisans receive benefits such as education and medical treatment for their families. The artisans have become self-sufficient due to their steady income from fair trade practices.

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