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Six Gold Tumblers

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These glasses are each individually blown by hand. As a result, each glass has its own satisfyingly individual shape. Expect small variations between each piece. 

They are shipped in a specially customised box with protective packaging, perfect for giving as a gift. 

Free UK shipping on orders over £125
Free shipping to Europe on orders over €160
Free Shipping to US & Rest of world over $200

Care

Avoid exposing the glass to sudden temperature changes. Not recommended for the dishwasher.

Shipping

We offer a single flat rate shipping option: tracked shipping with Royal Mail. 

* For addresses in the UK, tracked postage takes 2-3 business days.
* International shipping is available to all destinations. For Europe estimated delivery is 3-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.
* ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

We offer free shipping for:

UK orders over £125
European orders over €160
Rest of the world orders over $200

Returns

 • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 

 • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from ISHKAR.com. 
 • Proof of purchase is required. 
 • For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
 • Email us at contact@ishkar.com to organise the return.  

The Artisan

For two thousand years Herat’s distinctive coloured glass was traded along the length of the Silk Road. Ghulam Sekhi is one of the last in this ancient line of glassblowers. In a mudbrick workshop at the base at the base of Herat’s ancient citadel, his work is keeping this precious industry alive. 

The Technique

Ghulam makes glass in much the same way as it has always been made. He grinds quartz, plant ash (otherwise known as 'Ishkar'), and natural oxides together to create the vibrant colours which once made Herat’s glass so famous. He blows each individual glass by hand, and fires them in a traditional mud brick kiln. 

The Impact

With the local market for handblown glass drying up due to the arrival of cheap Chinese glass in Afghanistan, Ghulam Sekhi is struggling to find new apprentices. Each sale of Herati glass will help build the stability Ghulam needs for his business to grow.