Created in the historic West Bank city of Hebron, a sacred site for Christians, Muslims and Jews, this candle holder comes with 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 true masters of the art. Each piece offers 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 helped revive the nearly forgotten craft during the mid-20th century. Established in 1890, Hebron Glass is a family business that has expanded over the years and now exports traditional glassware and ceramics products.