Decorative tray handmade with capiz shells. Capiz is also known as windowpane oysters. These are edible but mostly used as shells only or for pearls. For many years the capiz has been used as a substitute for glass for chandeliers and lamps because of the durability and translucence. From here it got the name capiz. These shells of capiz are almost flat and can grow up to 15 cm, but normally they will be 7 to 10 cm in diameter. The distribution extends from India, Malaysia and Philippines. To find this special and expensive kind of material you need to look in muddy or sandy shores, in bays, coves and lagoons to a depth of about 100 m. The tray has a round shape and comes with side handles on each side for easy carrying.