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Ishkar

Handblown blue glass bowl

Handblown blue glass bowl

Regular price £12.00 GBP
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Ishkar's handblown blue glass bowl has a glinting, textural look that's unique to mouth-blown glass. Every bowl is individually made so each piece has its own slightly individual shape and you can expect small variations between each.

The handblown blue glass bowl is the perfect size for serving nibbles, desserts or condiments, or for keeping your change or jewellery in on your dressing table. Handmade in Afghanistan.

Our values and this particular product:

  • Natural materials 
  • Minimal waste, pollutants and emissions
  • Vegan
  • Community engagement 
  • Recyclable
  • Conserving traditions
  • With certifications (the glass is certified as lead-free)

Sustainability Excellence

For two thousand years Herat’s distinctive coloured glass was traded along the length of the Silk Road. Ghulam Sekhi is one of the last in this ancient line of glassblowers. In a mudbrick workshop near Herat’s ancient citadel, his work is keeping this precious industry alive.

This master craftsman makes glass in much the same way as it has always been made. He grinds quartz, plant ash (otherwise known as 'Ishkar'), and natural oxides together to create the vibrant colours. He mouth-blows each individual glass and fires them in a traditional mud brick kiln.

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