Sea Turtle Wall Decor Pewter Checkered

Sea turtles are among the most ancient species on this planet. Today there are seven species of sea turtle remaining that date back 110 million years, back to the age of the dinosaurs. This piece features the Loggerhead turtle, one of the most recognizable of all the sea. This creature is known for its scaled skin, which the artist carefully etches into the metal of the turtle’s head and throughout the tips and edges of its body. The shell of the turtle glistens which the artist recreates using capiz shell. The focus of this awe-inspiring piece is the texture and size of sea turtles and the artist uses contrasting colors to underscore this fact.

  • Product Features
  • Made of real capiz and metal
  • Setting: Indoor / Outdoor
  • Dimensions: 24 inches long x 4 inches wide x 21 inches high

Construction:
The basic frame of the turtle is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz come through as tans and browns underneath the paint. The shell is then painted the bold colors you see. The entire front facing piece is carefully hand-painted keeping in mind the reflective qualities in the color of turtles.


Eco-Friendly:
We are a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council; a coalition of manufacturers, retailers, and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.

Our products are manufactured using materials that are sustainably harvested, non-toxic dyes, and water-based finishes.

Our products are manufactured using materials that are sustainably harvested, non-toxic dyes, and water-based finishes.


Fair-Trade:
We view ourselves as partners with our manufacturers and continuously exchange ideas on how to improve production, product quality, and the health and well-being of the artisans that work to create the products we sell. We visit our manufacturers on a regular basis to ensure that our core mission is being followed.

Our products are produced in the Philippines, a country that is fast growing, and progressive on ensuring workers' rights. It is also a country where many companies are run by women and their entrepreneurial efforts are encouraged.

The artisans who make our pieces are paid a living wage, provided quality housing, have access to continuing education, and work under dignified and safe conditions.



The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same items, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.