Blantyre Storage Jars
Find out how you can use these jars in 9 different ways here
We have partnered with a wonderful organisation in Malawi that nurtures local artisanal talent to produce an array of eye-catching and unique designs. Resourceful with local materials, the artisans have made these statement storage jars. They collect empty wine bottles from local restaurants, cut them to size and hand carve exquisite mahogany wood lids to fit, each with a unique design and wood grain. Ideal in the kitchen or bathroom, or just as display pieces, these bottles are a great and fun addition to any room.
The organisation supports artisans to build sustainable businesses lending interest free loans to enable them to invest in equipment & materials to grow their enterprises. This ensures age-old techniques survive for future generations.
Watch a video showing the making of the Blantyre Jars
NB: There are three lid designs and two glass colours to choose from - see last image for lid details.
Please note that due to Covid, parcels are not being sent from Malawi at the moment and sadly our latest stock has been delayed. If the jar design you like is not in stock below, you can either PRE-ORDER the jars or join the waiting list here and we will notify you when they are avaliable. Our artisans depend on the regular income, and so your interest and patience is much appreciated.
Made in Malawi by People of the Sun
Material: Re-purposed wine bottles with mahogany lids
Size: 21cm height x 7.5cm diameter (approx)
Care: Hand-wash and dry wooden lid straight after
As with all handmade items, some variations in shape, design and colour may occur, making each product wonderfully unique.
Details about each product
Along with every purchase we provide an information card with full details of the origin, artisans and care information, so that you can trace the item right back to its maker.