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Cheers! Drinking from this one-of-a-kind art piece, a handblown Phoenician Glass Goblet, makes every occasion a celebration. Handcrafted in swirling Phoenician glass by artisans of Hebron Glass & Ceramic Factory. Recycled bottles are smashed into pieces and melted in high-temperature ovens. In Phoenician glass blowing, artisans add substances to the molten glass, resulting in a reaction that creates the trademark swirling colors. Working with this process takes an incredibly skilled hand, at least five years of apprenticeship, and reserved for the true experts of the art. This is a heritage craft, often with family recipe secrets passed down through generations. Phoenician glass is so prized that it is gifted for weddings. Every Phoenician Glass Goblet has a unique blend of color and pattern, making each one one of a kind.
HANDCRAFTED IN WEST BANK
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.