Ten Thousand Villages Dove + Olive Branch Ornament


Peace on Earth—a holiday message everyone shares. Dove with an olive branch is handcrafted in translucent capiz.

+ Made of capiz and wire
+ Measures 3″ x 2″
+ Made in the Philippines

Capiz is the thin shell of a marine mollusk. First artisans wash and soak shells. After the shells have dried, they are cut into shapes and edged with metal wire. A finishing coat of varnish completes this labor-intensive process. Before glass windows became available in the Philippines, capiz was used for windows in houses. Decorative only. Keep out of reach of children.

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