Capiz Cat Bookmark, Philipines

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Kitty keeps your place in the book. Cat-themed bookmark is handcrafted from capiz shell and wire.

Capiz is the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. 

Capiz shell, brass

Assorted colours: white, pink and black face

Dimensions: 5" H x 2.5" W / 13 cm H x 5 cm W

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