Starting with a base color of pearl white, the artist uses different techniques and splashes of color to craft a distinctive piece. The upper wings are created using capiz oyster shell, left natural to bring in different natural hues. The red base color is accented using brown feathering patterns. The lower portion of the wing is made of tin, textured to highlight the lines that stem from the body of the dragonfly.
- Product Features
- Made of real capiz and metal
- Setting: Indoor / Outdoor
- Dimensions: 14 inches long x 1 inch wide x 12 inches high
The basic frame of the insect is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color of insects.
We are a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council; a coalition of manufacturers, retailers, and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.
Our products are manufactured using materials that are sustainably harvested, non-toxic dyes, and water-based finishes.
Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint.
We view ourselves as partners with our manufacturers and continuously exchange ideas on how to improve production, product quality, and the health and well-being of the artisans that work to create the products we sell. We visit our manufacturers on a regular basis to ensure that our core mission is being followed.
Our products are produced in the Philippines, a country that is fast growing, and progressive on ensuring workers' rights. It is also a country where many companies are run by women and their entrepreneurial efforts are encouraged.
The artisans who make our pieces are paid a living wage, provided quality housing, have access to continuing education, and work under dignified and safe conditions.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same items, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.