Swazi candles – Hippo

£11.00£18.00

These amazing hippo candles and intricately patterned and hand crafted in the mountain kingdom of Swaziland using the ancient art of Millefiore. The candles are beautiful, useful and ethical. Each one is unique.

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Description

These amazing hippo candles and intricately patterned and hand crafted in the mountain kingdom of eSwatini using the ancient art of Millefiore. The candles are beautiful, useful and ethical. Each one is unique.

Sizing:

Small – approx. 10 cm high and 12 cm in length

Large – 15cm high and 15cm in length

All candles are hand made so please expect some differences in sizing and patterns.

Care:

To get the best out of your candle please read the directions before use.

– Keep wick trimmed to 1/4 inch.

– Remove all packaging before use and place candle in a suitable container capable of containing any wax spillage.

– Burn candle away from draughts.

– Extinguish candle with snuffer or back of metal spoon taking care not to damage wick.

– Pour off molten wax if necessary to enhance flame.

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.

They are also one of the founding members of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade Association).

The Process
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.

See more about Swazi Candles here.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size

Small, Large

Pattern

Geometric swirl, Stained glass