This handmade tea light holder is designed in the shape of an open lotus flower, with three rings of translucent capiz shell petals. Base and shell edging are Silver. Use with wax or battery-powered tea light, or small votive candle.
Capiz shells are actually the outer shell of of a marine mollusk, whose scientific name is placuna placenta, more commonly known as "windowpane oyster". Once cleaned, the shells are naturally translucent and, when painted, allow for a glorious interplay between light and color.
Measures 5" from tip to tip, 2" high.