Beautiful artisan carved gourds are filled with hand poured artisan candles to create this item. Each candle starts with a natural gourd that was hand picked, dried, carved, painted and polished by a family of artisans in Peru. The tradition of carved gourd is an artistic expression that dates back over 3,000 years. 100% soy vegetable wax, poured by young moms in Chicago completes the piece.
The purchase of a candle supports families and community transformation in Peru and Chicago. These 2 programs are developing their artisans economic independence, better education, social well-being and self-esteem. Blossom Inspirations and Bright Endeavors have partnered to transform lives in 2 communities in 2 countries.