Small hand-blown glass bowl in aqua by Nasrullah Faizi, his son Khairullah, and his nephew Ghulam Sakhi, one of the last families keeping the tradition of Afghani Herat glass alive.
The process of making Herat glass is over 2500 years old, as it is the exact same process that originated in Mesopotamia. Detailed instructions on how to make such vividly coloured and elegant blown vessels exist today courtesy of cuneiform tablets that date back to the 7th century BC. The Faizi family recounts how this tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, maintaining the use of all-natural dyes, ancient practices, and a certain level of craftsmanship and respect required to become an acquaintance of fire.
Made with recycled glass, they work with temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Celsius in order to craft simple, yet elegant turquoise and lapis-coloured glassware, entirely unique to each piece.
Measures approx. 3" in height.