Monday, October 19, 2009

Ruby Tuesday: Captivating capiz


Everything in this photo is made from capiz shell---from the chandelier, to the vases and bowls, the plates at the background to the pedestal where the red vase and bowls are displayed. Capiz or windowpane oyster is a bivalve shell of a mollusk with smooth translucent and shiny interior. The meat is eaten and the shells are turned into these captivating pieces of home accessories.

Posted for Ruby Tuesday

11 comments:

Photo Cache said...

You know I never knew that people eat the meat of the shell (duh!)

I have always admired the beauty and the artistry behind every capiz item. I wanted to own at least one.

Carletta said...

I love the shiny glazed look of it all.
A wonderfully composed image!
Carletta’s Captures.

witsandnuts said...

I recently bought a bag from Kulturang Pilipino with capiz on it. =)

Meikah said...

Wow Filipino creativity at its best again! :)

my RT entry is here.

EastCoastLife said...

Oh wow! Love the chandelier! I would love to own something from here. Pray tell me the address.

luna miranda said...

hello, ECL! this company doesn't sell retail, they export their products. but i can ask the owner in case they have export overruns.:P

i'm sure there are stores here who sell capiz chandeliers.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

wow it's hard to believe all those things are made from crab shells..fascinating!

Diane AZ said...

Fascinating, I didn't know all those things could be made out of capiz shell. They are all beautiful and I love how they glisten.

Auntie E said...

Very interesting, thank for your ruby post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very cool. This is the first I've heard of capiz!

Carly said...

Interesting info about the shells! It is amazing that people come up with these things!