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.
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 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 MUHSINWith 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