Our capiz chimes are made up of a stunning array of shapes and colors. They sparkle in the light, and when placed outside, create a gentle tinkling of the shells.
In a fishing village in Java, our shell artisans sustainably harvest the shells and shape them. All parts of the capiz (jingle oyster) are used; the meat is used for food, the main part of the shell for handicraft, and the shell waste for fertilizer. Only full-grown shells are picked from the kelp beds, where they grow, which provides more space and food source for the young ones to grow. The shells are soaked in a special solution that softens its layers. Just as the shell is made one layer at a time, these layers are then gently removed, one by one. The layers are then dyed, dried, drilled, and strung on fishline for this beautiful presentation.
- Made by hand in Java, Indonesia
- Capiz shell
- Strung on fish line from metal top frame
- Measures approximately 12" x 8.25" x 24" long
- Indoor / outdoor use (Bring inside during winter for northern climates)
- Since every shell is used as it occurs in nature, subtle differences are normal and to be expected
Discover our complete selection of chimes here.
Made by hand is uniquely beautiful. Our products are made by humans, not mass produced on automated machines. Minor imperfections and variations are to be expected as a characteristic of the artistry. Please appreciate these individualities for what they are, a maker pouring their heart and soul into a unique and beautiful piece of work for you.