TRAVEL DIARIES ✈ Shopping for Capiz at Shell Museum Bali
On my recent trip to Bali, I also finally bought something from the Shell Museum. I always pass by it on every trip to Bali but never bought anything yet. What holds me back? The capiz products I get from Tesoros and Kultura (SM Makat) in the Philippines are cheaper and sturdier in quality, but since I wont be going back to the Philippines till November this will have to do. Whenever I buy capiz in the Philippines, I must pack it well and also pay for excess luggage weight. So I bit the bullet and bought a few heavy pieces (in the hopes that it will last longer). Pictures after the jump!
The great thing about Shell Museum is that they packed my things very well, which also means that 3 pieces + 2 packs of shell I bought become very heavy with lotsa newspaper and a well padded box. We bought and extra 10 Kg from Air Asia for Rp 60,000 or 6 USD just to be sure.
You’ll be surprised at how small the items were inside! It totally worked though, none of the items broke, except maybe for a few of the thinner shells which I expected.
I bought these Capiz balls at Tesoros in NAIA 3 International Airport (Manila Philippines) and I finally found the perfect bowl for them. The balls are solid and have no probs with chipping at all unlike the bowl. But the bowl is nice isn’t it? =) Capiz bowl with coconut shell bottom (Rp 170,000 or 17 USD est.)
I’ve been looking for a napkin holder but it’s surprisingly hard to find a classy one here. Most of the ones I’ve found in ACE have a country feel. Then I saw this small capiz tray. I realized that if I had the right sized shell, it will be great for holding paper napkins for a party. What do you think?Capiz Tray square 23 x 23 x 4 cm (Rp 398,000 or 40 USD est.)
This vase is going to go into my guest bathroom when we host a dinner. I wanna place rolled up towels for drying hands. I prefer using a deeper container instead of a tray so it holds more with less space. I am still redoing the look of my guest bathroom. Will post pics once it’s done!
Capiz square vase 20.5 x 20.5 13.5 cm (Rp 368,000 or 38 USD est.)
Next time, I wanna share with you where you can get Capiz items in Jakarta. I met this lady at the INACRAFT fair 2011 and I got lots of items for a total of IDR 200,000! Very cheap. Though not as thick as the ones I bought from the Bali Shell Museum.
- Kuta 80361 – Bali, Indonesia
- +62 361 752932; f. +62 361 752881
- Click here for map to location