Blue Tessera Handpainted Votive

Inspired by the intricate tile design of Ancient Mesopotamia, the 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 an all cotton wick. 3.5 x 2.5 inches, provides 25 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.

HIYAM MUHSIN

With only a grade school education and very little work-experience, Hiyam was suddenly faced with the responsibility of supporting her family when her husband became disabled in 1997. Though she had dreamed of attending college and having a successful career, her traditional marriage prevented her from fulfilling those dreams. In 2009 she learned about the opportunity to become trained in candle-making and for Hiyam, this opportunity has launched a career.

"A candle gives light to others. My first candle gave me this impression and every time I make candles I feel a joy." - Hiyam Muhsin, August 2015



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