Akkadian Candle Collection
Give a gift of light and love with these special Akkadian candles, handcrafted in Turkey and hand-poured by women in Iraq. Designed by Mimi Robinson, they are inspired by the gardens of Ancient Mesopotamia, which today it includes parts of Iraq, Turkey and Syria. These candles were created to bring economic opportunities for women in Iraq, as part of a collaboration with Prosperity Catalyst and the US State Department. At a time when many call for the closing of our borders to refugees, Prosperity Catalyst chooses to focus on those who remain in their homes despite the risks, and are equally deserving of assistance. The project has grown to include vulnerable women all over Iraq, including war widows, internally displaced women fleeing ISIS, and religious minorities.
Available in the ceramic designs or hammered copper vessels pictured. Made with the finest paraffin wax, (as soy is not readily available in Iraq), these candles have a very light, lavender and violet fragrance, and burn with a natural cotton wick. The larger candles measures 4" x 4" and burn for 65 hours, the smaller votives measure 3.25" x 3.75", and burns for 25 hours. Gift box and story card included.