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Desert Sands Votive Holder
Created in the historic West Bank city of Hebron, a sacred site for Christians, Muslims and Jews, this candleholder comes with small amount of sand from the Holy Land. Hebron is also well-known for its traditional glass-blowing. glassmakers create these distinctively beautiful Phoenician glass pieces, using recycled bottles and a family secret to create the swirls and range of colors. Working with this process takes an especially skilled hand, and is reserved for the true masters of the art. Each piece has its own unique blend of color and pattern. The Phoenician glass technique requires such special skill and care that it had historically been reserved for wedding gifts; the Natsheh family of glass-blowers have helped to revive a craft nearly forgotten during the mid-20th century. Established in 1890, Hebron Glass is a family business that has expanded over the years and is now exporting traditional glassware and ceramics products.

HANDCRAFTED IN WEST BANK

  • Hand-blown glass votive candleholder, sand
  • Each piece is handcrafted; shades of aqua and green, swirl pattern will vary.
  • 3.5Dx3.5H inches
  • Includes standard tealight and sand in a small bag (5.5Lx2W inches)
  • Handmade in West Bank

SKU: 2706330

THE MAKERS

Named for its location, Hebron Glass is located in the historic West Bank city of Hebron, well-known for its traditional glass-blowing. Hebron Glass operates three main workshops in Hebron, in addition to artisans who work in their own homes. Some 60 artisans, women and men, work with Hebron Glass, earning excellent income and benefiting from safe working environments.Established in 1890, Hebron Glass is a family business that has expanded over the years and is now exporting traditional glassware and ceramics products. The group aims to build lasting relationships with fair trade associations and provide artisans with orders throughout the year. All tabletop items created by Hebron Glass are lead-free and safe to use. Ten Thousand Villages introduced its first products from Hebron Glass in 2009.
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