It is obvious why this capiz strand, and those like it, are very popular: their colors are lovely and they create a beautiful environment in whatever places they grace. The string comes with a metal ring at the top for easy hanging and is about 72" long.
These capiz shells come from a fishing village in Java, where Fair Trade shell artisans sustainably harvest 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.
Handmade in Bali.