Pearlescent Capiz Shell Crab Box Handcrafted in the Phillipines

Special Price $9.99 Regular Price $28.00
Our artisans in the Philippines handcraft this seaside crab box of capiz shell, a delicate and highly iridescent material gathered from locally harvested ''Windowpane Oysters,'' combined with enamel to create each box. To finish, each lid is carefully airbrushed, uno alla volta, in great detail to create a life-like crab painting. No two will be exactly alike. Pearlescent crab box measures 3 inches square by 1.5 inches deep.
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