The significance of the lotus comes from the way in which it grows, rising above the mud to blossom into a beautiful flower. In this way, we, too, can rise above our circumstances, limitations, and earthly desires to aspire to a higher, spiritual plane. The vibrant colors of painted capiz shell in the colors of the chakra strung from metal framework make these chimes a favorite! Colorful and fun, the music they make is as beautiful as their appearance. They make a wonderful wedding or housewarming gift.
Small family run cottage industries are a big part of the capiz shell craft industry. The time it takes for every pieces is extensive. The capiz shell is collected, cut to size, scrubbed, hand painted, then put together in a finished piece. In an era where big box stores are demanding lower and lower pricing, it's crucial for artisans to set their price. By looking at the cost of raw materials and the time it takes to make an item, a fair price can be set to ensure the coop is making a profit on their order. That profit in turn supports the family and ensures their survival.
- Made by hand in the Philippines
- Capiz shell and metal
- Strung on fish line from wire top frame
- Measures approximately 30" long x 10" wide
- 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.