White candleholder (single)

White candleholder (single)


The Naama Collection

Naama (Arabic for ostrich), inspired this collection’s focus on emulating the simple elegance of ostrich eggs. The ostrich egg appeared in ancient Nubian and Egyptian creation myths as a sign of life and rebirth. The ostrich feather was an emblem of the goddess Maat, goddess of truth. During the final judgement, it is said that the heart of the deceased would be weight against an ostrich feather. Being a symbol of resurrection, ostrich eggs were discovered in Nubian and Egyptian tombs as a kind of funerary offering believe to feed the deceased in the afterlife.


The dots incorporated down the front of these candle holders emulate the patterns created through ritual scarification of the skin, which is present across Africa. Scarification is usually found among melanin-rich cultures whose darker skin makes tattoos more difficult to see. Scarifications are traditionally used to convey ones status, as part of an initiation into adulthood, or to represent ones connection to a spiritual group.

The Glaze

The outside glaze is a matte, opaque white glaze that allows some the white clay’s natural speckling to be revealed. The inside glaze is a shino made with Red Iron Oxide. The rim is left unglazed to express a unique blush-colored reaction that takes place through the meeting of the outside and inside glazes.

Due to the handmade nature of this piece, expect slight variations.
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12x1 inches

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Care Instruction

To guarantee the longevity of this piece, it is best to avoid placing it in the dishwasher or microwave. Clean with soap, water, and sponge.

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