These natural capiz chimes are made black and then combined with wooden beads. They sparkle in the light, and when placed outside, and create a gentle tinkling of the shells.
These shells comes from a fishing village in Java, where 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. All our Capiz chimes are designed by Balizen and made with care in their fair trade, in-house workshop in Bali.
The size of this chime is 5” x 15”