Garden of Eden Handpainted Votive
Inspired by the hanging gardens of Ancient Mesopotamia, the Garden of Eden Collection presents vibrant colors and contemporary adaptations of traditional Iznik ceramic designs dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Each ceramic container is hand painted and reusable and every candle is 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.
Azhar is a recent college graduate and the oldest of 12 siblings. Even with a college degree, Azhar has had difficulty finding employment in Iraq's struggling economy. She was thrilled to participate in the candle-making training and to become a trainer herself. She is gaining valuable skills and is able to help support her large family.