Capiz Shell Strands, Chimes & Chandeliers
Capiz chimes as zen as they get.
Some 70 years ago several fisher families moved from Madura to Java’s Eastern coast because of the profusion of sea life. During stormy weather, after all the nets were mended, they began making handicrafts from discarded shells. Capiz shells, or Jingle Oysters grow like weeds in shallow sea beds. Before the fishermen got creative, they were only collected for the meat and the shells were discarded. Now nothing is wasted. Our comprehensive line of capiz shell chimes & tableware were designed by Andrea Phillips and beautifully handcrafted by these fishermen turned artisans and the wind chimes are assembled in our in house, fair trade workshop in Bali.