Capiz Shell Salad Bowl - OLIVE
Fair Trade BALI
Beautifully hand crafted Capiz shell salad bowl. Food safe, but not suggested for hot soup. For long lasting enjoyment, please hand wash and handle with care – do not put in dishwasher.
Dimensions: 11.5″ D x 4″ (30 D x 10 cm)
These capiz shell servers and bowls are handcrafted in a family workshop in Bali, Indonesia from oyster shells and sustainable wood. Jingle oysters grow like weeds in the shallow seas of Indonesia. Previously harvested solely for their meat, now the whole oyster is used!
Capiz shells are sustainably harvested & fishermen will only pick the mature ones, leaving space & food supply for the young ones to thrive & grow. After harvesting, the fishermen remove the meat from the shells and sell it to their own customers. The shells are then left to dry.
To make the shell bowls & salad servers, the shell is softened by soaking in a mild, naturally acidic solution, mixed with a food safe resin - and hand shaped / molded into the bowls and wrapping the wood for the salad servers. Next they are dried, sanded, dyed and given a final coat of the food safe resin.