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. The five majestic birds depicted in this piece are based on the elegant and great egret. Tall, graceful, and powerful, this heron relative is an integral part of life at lakes, wetlands, and water bodies around the country. These birds appear to be socializing as they wade through the water on a calm evening. The artist uses golds and coppers to portray the sunset reflecting off their bright soft-colored plumage. Dimensions: 21in x 1in x 22in