An elegant tea glass with floral pattern, mouth-blown in Syria. Glass-making dates back to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, but it was in Damascus and Tyre that the craft evolved and become an established profession, with merchants and sailors trading Syrian glass along the Mediterranean shores. Little has changed in the process in 2,000 years, when the blowpipe for glassmaking was invented by Syrian craftsmen – up to that point, molten glass was poured into molds to create different shapes. In the early 1900s thousands of glass producers could be found in Syria, but their numbers have dwindled, mostly selling in their local areas and to tourists. Salaheddin is a fair-trade company founded in 2004 to support artisans in Damascus, Aleppo, and other towns in Syria and enable them to reach an international market.
- Recycled glass
- Size: cup 3.5 x 3 inches(handle included), glass 4 x 2.75 inches.
- Made in Syria