Box with lid made from capiz raspberry color 4 cm
Also known as: Doosje met deksel van parelmoer frambozen kleur 4 cm
Country of origin: Philippines
Content: 1 st
18 in stock
Box with lid made from capiz raspberry color made from capiz is a nice handmade product from the Philippines. Beautiful design and nice to hang in, for example, as a tooth box.
Box with lid made from capiz raspberry color
Capiz is fairly flat translucent shell found in large quantities in the sea around the Philippines. The cleaned shells are softened and applied on a mold using paper maché technique, dried, laminated and painted. Small family businesses in Cebu together with 'Cottage industry'. This box is complete with a lid and has a width of approximately 4 cm and a height of 2.5 cm
Mother of pearl, also called mother-of-pearl or in Filipino Capiz, is an oyster-like shell called Placuns Placenta. These shells are also popularly called pearl oysters. The capiz shell has a translucent character and is often used in the Philippines for windows and lamps. The shells do not belong to protected marine animals, so they can also be fished legally. In addition to being used for windows and lamps, these shells are also widely used in art objects. By keeping the shells moist after the catch, you can shape the shells slightly before pouring resin over them. The shells are made up of several superimposed layers. The thickness of the layers can differ per mollusk group. The real mother-of-pearl may be used as glass for windows, but it is much more sensitive to breakage. It is also a lot cheaper than glass.
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