Intricately detailed and beautifully made fair trade buffalo candles.
Unique, unusual and beautiful. If you know someone who loves animal and especially buffalo then this is the perfect gift.
Each one is handmade using the ancient technique of Millifiore to create the stunning patterns before being shaped by hand into the buffalo shape. So please do expect every single one to be a slightly different work of art.
Swazi Candles believe strongly in the principles of Fair Trade and are founding members of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade Association).
Please do see my shop for different designs.
Large – 15cm high and 16cm in length
All candles are hand made so please expect some differences in sizing and patterns.
About Swazi Candles
Swazi Candles was started in an old cowshed of a former dairy in 1982 by 2 South African art graduates. The little workshop soon gained a reputation for producing unique candles and started attracting visitors.
The vibrancy of the workshop, uniqueness of the product and the skill of the artisans resulted in Swazi Candles becoming one of Swaziland’s premier tourist attractions.
The wax is colored by mixing pigments with hot wax which is then poured into flat sheets.
Sheets are marked and cut and carefully layered according to the design.
The resulting slabs are compressed, extruded and re-extruded and then sliced into thin veneers.
These veneers are then taken by the candle makers and skillfully stretched over a core of pure white wax and hand made into the desired shapes.