Ornament Turquoise Octopus Blown Glass - Egypt

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Bring the ocean into your home with this artfully handcrafted hand blown glass octopus ornament. An interesting fact about octopuses, they have 3 hearts, because two pump blood to the gills and a larger heart circulates blood to the rest of the body. Octopuses have 9 brains because, in addition to the central brain, each of 8 arms has a mini-brain that allows it to act independently.  Artfully created by skilled glass blowers in the heart of old Cairo, Egypt. The art of glass blowing began in Egypt at least in the 3rd Century A.D. based on a poem written on papyrus that describes the technique. - Dandarah’s blown glass products are designed to be functional, while preserving the artisans’ technique.


  • Decorated by hand
  • Hand painted with gold
  • Pyrex glass - Approx. H 6.5 cm x W 11 cm / H 2.6" x W 4.3" 
  • Due to the nature of hand-blown glass, size and shape may vary slightly from one piece to another
  • Ethically handcrafted in Egypt

Artisan Story

Dandarah, a BIPOC woman-owned social enterprise based in Montreal, Canada, is dedicated to upholding traditional crafts and supporting artisans. By partnering directly with marginalized artisans in Egypt and Haiti, they create opportunities for sustainable income and international market access.

Every Handmade Blown Glass Bauble carries the essence of Egypt's rich artistic heritage. By choosing Dandarah, you embrace tradition, artistry, and fair trade principles, becoming part of a movement that uplifts artisans and their crafts.

Illuminate your surroundings with the elegance of Dandarah's Handmade Blown Glass Baubles. Order now and join us in empowering artisans and preserving cultural legacies.

As a verified member of the Fair Trade Federation, Dandarah adheres to fair pay, safe working conditions, and eco-friendly practices. Their partnership with artisans in rural areas and inner cities in Egypt and Haiti results in meticulously crafted home décor and accessories.

About Us
Villages Port Colborne is located along the shore of the Niagara Peninsula. Where the Welland Canal and Lake Erie meet, in the heart of Port Colborne, we have been fair trade since 1984. We carry unique, handcrafted goods that are ethically made from artisans around the world. If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, we welcome you to visit us in-person!

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