The Little Market

Bubbled Glass Pasta Bowl - Clear

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  • We guarantee the quality and individuality of all of our handmade, fair trade products and conduct thorough quality checks.
  • As with all handmade and small-batch items, no two pieces are exactly the same.
  • Variations in size, color, and design will naturally occur.
  • If you purchase two or more of the same items, you might notice variations. Our Fulfillment Team members do their best to make sure the items are as similar as can be.
  • We hold our handmade products in the highest esteem, and we hope that you enjoy and celebrate these variations as much as we do.

Approximately 6.5" width x 3.25" height. Glass is free of lead and cadmium, per standards by the Central Labs of the Ministry of Health in Egypt.

Ethically Sourced

Technique: Hand-blown with recycled glass

Based in Upper Egypt, Makra supports skilled artisans who are living among the most underprivileged regions of the area. The talented artisans create beautifully hand-blown glassware while using recycled glass materials. Through this dignified work, they have access to a sustainable income, an outlet to preserve handicraft arts, a supportive environment, training opportunities, and health and well-being programs.

To begin the process, Makra purchases the raw material, including used glass bottles, by color from garbage segregation centers in the Greater Cairo area. The artisans then clean the glass and place the raw material in a hot oven to melt. Based on the product, colors are added. After the glass has thoroughly melted, the artisan will blow the glass according to the desired shape and design. The pieces are set to cool in another oven, sanded, cleaned, and packaged. Artisans at Makra are preserving time-honored cultural techniques while following eco-conscious practices.