These amazing hand crafted hippo candles stand approximately 12cm’s high. Each one is unique.
Hand crafted in the mountain kingdom of Swaziland using the ancient art of Millefiore. The candles are beautiful, useful and ethical.
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 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.