Akkadian Collection Candles- Garden of Eden

Arab American National Museum

$ 38.00

Inspired by the hanging gardens
of Ancient Mesopotamia, the
Garden of Eden series presents
vibrant colors and contemporary
adaptations of traditional Iznik
ceramic. Each ceramic container
is hand painted and reusable,
and every candle is hand-poured
by an Iraqi woman artisan.*

*Current design is lightly scented with lavender


The name AKKADIAN comes from AKKAD, a city in Ancient Mesopotamia. Today it includes parts of
Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. The Akkadian Collection is the first offering of an innovative program helping
to create economic opportunities for Iraqi women through entrepreneurship and handcrafting artisan
products for sale internationally. The project has grown to include vulnerable women all over Iraq,
including war widows, internally displaced women fleeing ISIS, and religious minorities.

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