Christmas Handmade Boxed Taper Dinner Candle Ukhisimusi Design, Set of 3, (South Africa)
These globally-inspired hand-painted candles are small works of art. Crafted by artisans in South Africa, each candle is hand-poured and then individually hand-painted. Each design name is derived from a special African word that is brought to life through the color and patterns which reflect the culture and influences of South Africa. The style images pictured illustrate the general design, but note that each candle is one of a kind. A truly unique and beautiful gift for hostesses, housewarming, wedding, anniversary, and more that make a striking addition to every home and a beautiful conversation piece! Creates a calm ambiance that transforms any space into a personal sanctuary.
In the Zulu language, Sinifisela "Ukhisimusi" Omuhle - "Merry Christmas" is what the Zulu want. Christmas in southern Africa is often spent cheerfully and happily in summer weather on the beach.
- Individually hand-painted. Designs will have differences, but will be consistent in colors and icons that reflect the style.
- Socially responsible product assortments that is empowering consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate poverty.
- Package includes: Set of 3 Boxed Dinner Tapers. Eco-friendly box made from recycled materials.
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Colors: Each candle is hand poured and hand painted by South African artisans with years of experience. After the candles are poured, they are handed off to the special background painters, who paint the entire wax candle with a base color that sets the tone for the design work that comes next. Masterful artists then paint the designs on each piece. It is truly exciting to watch the lightening-fast strokes of the paintbrushes transform what was molten wax into gorgeously colorful, individualized works of art!
- Materials: Unscented, high-quality, fully-refined paraffin wax from Germany. Non-toxic paint.
- Burn Time: Approximately 10 Hours
- Dimensions: 9" tall, 0.75" diameter
Story Behind the Art:
Handmade by a South African Fair Trade company that creates high quality hand-painted candles, ceramics and handcrafted greeting cards with the utmost attention to detail using mainly African inspired designs. Their mission is, in a region with high unemployment, to alleviate poverty, not only through development of industry but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible. Nobunto is a Sotho word which means “for the people”. The company name, as well as logo of four intertwined hands reflects their motivation and spirit: community, cooperation, friendship, global harmony, helping hands, multicultural, people, teamwork and fair trade.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.