Inspired by the intricate tile design of Ancient Mesopotamia, the new Blue Tessera series combines classic mosaic patterns with contemporary color and form.
Each hand-painted ceramic vessel is filled with a candle hand-poured by an Iraqi woman artisan.
Hand-poured candle lightly scented with lavender with natural cotton wick. 4 x 4.25 inches, provides 75 hours of burn time. Your candle arrives in a beautiful gift box and includes a story card of the woman who made it. The ceramic vessel is for decorative purposes only, not suitable for food, oven, microwave or dishwasher.
Born in Baghdad, Nazhat is married with children. Early in her marriage she faced traditions that discouraged women from employment outside the home. Nazhat was ready to give up on her dreams until she realized her daughters would face the same destiny. So she decided to make changes that would benefit the whole family. Today Nazhat makes beautiful candles for local and international clients. Her daughters have graduated from college and her husband supports her entrepreneurial aspirations.
"I am a new woman who can work and support others, the woman that I always loved and dreamed to be." - Nazhat Hadi, August 2015