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More than a century of Palestinian glass handicraft techniques and pottery techniques
Hebron glass technology is an ancient Alchemy, by comparison with today's low-cost glass products on the market, like magic incredible. Apart from a few subtle changes, Hebron glass can pursue since the medieval times, about 50 BC the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Phoenicians started a "free blowing" - "free-blowing" glass technology, this technology is the Air blown glass to shaping, an art without the use of nuclear or mold.
Phoenicians introduced this technology will also inland, to Hebron and other cities. Hebron has been one of the world's oldest cities, with grapes, pottery, glassware famous. The holy city of Hebron for the common Christian, Islam, and Judaism and famous. When 13 to 14 century, Hebron glass industry at a tipping point, the entire Middle East by the Hebron export glass products, begin with a specially designed wooden box packaging to protect valuable goods as exports.
On Hebron geology, there is enough sand, glass raw materials necessary for the production of, and soda ash (sodium carbonate) is made of glass near the Dead Sea material, while the clay oven can be made.
Sand made of glass is generally colorless or white, and Hebron glass in blue and turquoise colors famous. Country of dark blue glass, in the molten glass to be added cobalt, turquoise color is added to copper. Cook copper must be in a special furnace to a high temperature of about 700 degrees Celsius cook month copper into powder.
Glassblowing technique, craftsmen action must be very fast, because once the fire gradually weakened, liquid sand will turn solid glass, when the glass blowing is completed, the next is decorated with hand-made trimming.
Please note that the colors are slightly different in size and shape, random delivery
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