The basic frame of this piece is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. The front of the body is adorned with capiz.
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 may come through as tans and browns underneath the hand-painted surface.
Our products are made using materials that are sustainably harvested, use non-toxic dyes, and water-based finishes. Additionally, we view ourselves as partners with our artists. We continuously exchange ideas on how to improve production, product quality, and the health and well-being of the makers that work to create the products we sell. We visit our artisan groups on a regular basis to ensure that our core mission is being followed.
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. This piece of art is influenced not only by nature, but also different cultures of the world. The frame of the piece is a Koran angelfish, which are commonly found in reefs of the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. The colors and swirls painted onto the fish are commonly seen in those reefs among the different plants and animals that reside there. The style in which the fish is painted represents an artistic style commonly seen in the Caribbean. The artist also creates slight contrasts between the body of the fish using capiz oyster shells and the matted outer fins and face. The body will reflect light making it seem bolder. All the components come together creating a fun and global piece. Dimensions: 14in x 1in x 12in