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.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
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.