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Windows made of capiz shells were originally chosen because it was cheaper to make windows of capiz than glass during the Spanish Colonial period of the Philippines.  They continued to be made, however, thanks to their ability to allow enough light through and their strength in holding up to typhoons.
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Windows made of capiz shells were originally chosen because it was cheaper to make windows of capiz than glass during the Spanish Colonial period of the Philippines. They continued to be made, however, thanks to their ability to allow enough light through and their strength in holding up to typhoons.