This beautiful ceramic luminary is handcrafted in a family workshop in the community of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua. The intricate geometric designs are etched by hand using a sharpened bicycle spoke. Each luminary is created out of local clay, turned on a kick wheel, hand-painted, and wood-fired in a beehive-shaped kiln. For use with tea light candle or string of fairy lights (not included).
Why you'll love it: Your purchase of this handcrafted luminary helps support small family workshops and cooperatives in Nicaragua. In addition to sustainable employment, artisans are provided with business training, product development/design, no-interest micro-loans, and direct grants for workshop capacity building.
To truly appreciate the magic of these handcrafted luminaries we recommend filling them with fairy lights. Enjoy them while hosting your next outdoor gathering.
Fair trade products are primarily handcrafted and made from natural, sustainable, and recycled materials, therefore slight imperfections and color variations may occur.