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Holly Leaf Candle - Medium

Special Price £6.00 £5.00 Regular Price £8.00
This handmade church candle is handmade with recycled wax by expert candlemakers in an old cowshed in the Malkerns Valley in eSwatini.

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 holly berry design on the candle isn't corrupted by the melting of the candle. The glow of the candlelight refracts through the white wax inside, softly illuminating the design on the casing.

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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)

  • Fully refined paraffin wax
  • Recycled candle wax inner
  • Pure cotton wick
  • Organic pigments (to create colours)
  • H15cm x W4.5cm


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