Swazi African Mini Candles Set
A set of 6 mini animal print inspired candles, handmade by artisans in Swaziland. Each candle in this set has been handmade by expert candlemakers in an old cowshed deep in the Malkerns Valley. The artisans create the candles using the ancient technique of ‘millifiore’, which was a skill perfected in Italy to create the finest glass sculptures. Here, the artisans use wax instead, and use this traditional method to ensure the design on the candle isn't corrupted by the melting of the candle. The glow of the candlelight refracts through the white wax inside, illuminating the design on the casing.
These miniature candles look striking in a traditional candelabra, and are quite the talking point. They’re candles with real human ingenuity and traditional craftsmanship behind them.
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Swazi Candles was started in an old cowshed in 1981, by two South African art graduates and a designer. The cowshed was perfectly placed in Swaziland’s beautiful mountainous countryside. The locals were full of enthusiasm and eager to learn the art of candle-making.
‘Each candle you buy, someone gets to smile. Someone actually made that with his heart.’
(Bongi, Swazi Candles)
Set of 6. H6.2cm.