CAPIZ is a shell that grows in bays and lagoons in the seas around the Philippines. Valued for its characteristics and pearls, it has been used for thousands of years to produce glasses, due to its resistance, thinness (only 1 mm) and translucence. More recently, even for decorative items such as chandeliers and lampshades, trays, windows and doors.
Depending on the use, it can have different kinds of backing of different thickness: plywood, forex, versaboard, very thin non-woven fabric. It can be even flexible, suitable to cover curved surfaces or be used as upholstery and wallpaper texture.