Capiz Cross Bookmark
This handmade cross bookmark from The Philippines is crafted from all-natural and sustainably sourced capiz shell. But what is capiz shell? Harvested from coastal waters in The Philippines, capiz is a flat, semi transparent shell with a pearlescent sheen. For centuries, the locals have earned their living from these shells, and to this day theyre a vital commodity for Filipino people.
This product is produced by...
Saffy Handicrafts is a community development organisation set up in 1966 to empower side-lined artisans throughout the Philippines. They started out with a small group of women and disillusioned young people and now work with 34 small producer groups – each of them working towards empowerment and mastery of their craft.
"Working here develops me as a person and uplifts my dignity and respect"
(Generose, an artisan at Saffy)
Brass wire, brass sheet and capiz
L13cm x W5cm