The nature of Hebron glass lends itself to light, with its swirls of colors and patterns. This stunning tea light holder will soon become a favorite for a touch of ambience on a mantel, coffee table, or nightstand.
During the era of the Roman rule in Palestine, glass blowing was introduced in Hebron as artistry flourished through the territory. It became such a solid part of their culture, that the "Glass Blower Quarter" remains in Hebron's Old City to this day. Recycled bottles are smashed into pieces and melted in high temperature ovens. In Phoenician glass blowing, artisans add substances such as iron oxide and copper oxide to the molten glass, with the resulting reaction creating a range of colors. Working with this process takes an especially skilled hand, using unique trade secrets that have been passed down through the generations. It takes hours of practice to achieve the beauty for which Phoenician glass is known and those who advance are known as true masters of the art. There are just a few Palestinian families remaining who operate the glass facilities outside the city.
- Made by hand in Hebron, Palestine
- Mouth blown glass
- Measures approximately 3-1/2" tall x 3" diameter
- Includes small bag of sand and a tealight in a drawstring organza bag
- Due to the handcrafted nature of this glass, colors and patterns vary.