Contemporary custom design inspired by the artistry of ancient traditional metal work. This hand-hammered copper vessel brings a modern aesthetic to a classic Mesopotamian craft. This copper vessel can be easily cleaned and re-purposed as beautiful table, kitchen and home decor once the candle is finished.
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 votive lightly scented with lavender with natural cotton wick. 3.5 X 2.75 inches provides 35 hours of burn time. Your candle arrives exquisitely packaged in custom designed gift box and includes a story card about the woman who made it.
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