Owl on a branch of metal with mother-of-pearl is an elegantly designed version of this beautiful bird that is mainly active at night.
Owl on branch of metal with mother-of-pearl
This metal version, made with the typical capiz shells from the Philippines, is one that is unique in its kind. Beautifully designed and attached with an elegant bracket on the shelf with which you can place this decorative piece anywhere. The owl has a size of 35 x 20 cm including the bracket and the shelf.
Mother of pearl, also called mother-of-pearl or in Filipino Capiz, is an oyster-like shell called Placuns Placenta. These shells are also popularly called pearl oysters. The capiz shell has a translucent character and is often used in the Philippines for windows and lamps. The shells do not belong to protected marine animals, so they can also be fished legally. In addition to being used for windows and lamps, these shells are also widely used in art objects. By keeping the shells moist after the catch, you can shape the shells slightly before pouring resin over them. The shells are made up of several superimposed layers. The thickness of the layers can differ per mollusk group. The real mother-of-pearl may be used as glass for windows, but it is much more sensitive to breakage. It is also a lot cheaper than glass.