Capiz is the Tagalog term for nacre, the translucent iridescent- or pearly-looking inner lining of shells.

Pre-World War II Philippine homes commonly had beautiful capiz shell windows with 2 to 3 inch wide squares of capiz within wooden "grids" that let sunlight inside while allowing for some privacy. Capiz is often used in Philippine handicrafts, from suncatchers, lampshades, to "leaves" on decorative "trees".

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