Inspired by the hanging gardens of Ancient Mesopotamia, the Garden of Eden Collection presents vibrant colors and contemporary adaptations of traditional Iznik ceramic designs dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Each ceramic container is hand painted and reusable and every candle is hand-poured by an Iraqi woman artisan.
Certified Fair Trade by the Fair Trade Federation & handcrafted by an Iraqi artisan seeking to build a better life for her or his family.
Hand-poured candle lightly scented with lavender with 3 natural cotton wicks. 6.25 x 2.75 inches, provides 30 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