Capiz Shell from the Windowpane Oyster is farm raised in the Philippines both for food and its' decorative shell. The boxes are constructed from this shell. The farm raised oysters are softened with heat and formed into decorative articles, and then airbrushed by hand by artisans from the Philippines. Due to the hand painted nature of these items the image in the listing may vary from what is received. Use these beautiful items for jewelry, keepsakes, trinkets or as a decor item.