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.
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.
Azhar is a recent college graduate and the oldest of 12 siblings. Even with a college degree, Azhar has had difficulty finding employment in Iraq's struggling economy. She was thrilled to participate in the candle-making training and to become a trainer herself. She is gaining valuable skills and is able to help support her large family.