Le Verre Beldi Tapered Aperitif Glass 5cm

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Aperitif glass handblown from recycled glass by artisans in Morocco. Lovely for sherry, aperitivo hour, small desserts.

Size: 5cm h
Capacity: 85ml
Material: Recycled handblown glass
Made in: Morocco
Care: Dishwasher safe with care
Special note: Each item has its own unique characteristics typical of an artisan product. Bubbles, dents and marks result as the molten glass is shaped and formed. Some are from the blowing and some from the tools used. This is a normal part of the glass process and adds character to each piece. 

About Le Verre Beldi

Recently the very last glass factory in Morocco still making hand-blown glasses, was saved from permanent closure. Sixty skilled artisans now continue to make these simple, traditional tea glasses and bowls. All Le Verre Beldi glassware is made from recycled glass, the green ones from beer bottles.

In the words of Le Verre Beldi:

Verre Beldi meets also all conditions to revive the blown glass. Respecting the essential standards of recycling, job creation for craftsmen with strong skill, and editing quality products, The Verre Beldis upgrade a traditional Moroccan specification: handmade and blown glass.

The manufacturing process of glass beldi is to recycle two tons per day of flat glass and glass bottles wastes, remelted in a furnace heated to about 1600 degrees and kept at temperature 24 hours 24. The blown glasses are cut by hand using a oxygen and gas flame. The debris go back to the melting, while the glasses are placed in an annealed furnace for 3 hours. Then they are washed and transported on a carriage rail to their storage location.

For 15 years, the Beldi stands out for its ability to create places, atmospheres and activities that value and stimulate the traditional skills of Morocco. It is committed to participate in the safeguarding of some sectors of handicrafts affected by globalization and the crisis. If into the small souk Beldi Country Club; weaving, embroidery and pottery have already benefited from this creative dynamic impulse, today is a genuine rescue business engineered by the group taking up the manufacture of Beldi iconic glass.