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Ishkar

Pair of aqua colour handblown tumblers

Pair of aqua colour handblown tumblers

Regular price $36.20 USD
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A pair of aqua colour handblown tumblers from Ishkar. These glasses are individually mouth-blown so each has its own slightly individual shape and you can expect small variations between them. 

Ishkar's pair of aqua colour handblown tumblers are made in a mudbrick workshop in Herat, using methods that are extremely close to those used when Herat's distinctive coloured glass was first created. The result is a product that has been traded along the Silk Road for the past two thousand years. 

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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