Women artisans in South Africa hand paint designs on these unscented candles. The full-size 10" tapers burn for about 6-8 hours. The wicks are 100% cotton and are lead-free. All paints are of German origin, are water based and lead-free.
Price is per pair. Please note that within each design the colors and patterns may vary slightly.
Ashley, Beauty, Esilly, Gift, Maria, Nonhlanhla, Prudence, Thokozile and Vusani are able to earn a fair living wage hand painting these candles. Like the candles the atmosphere in the workshop is lively. There is singing, music, laughter, chatter and the joy is evident on the faces of our team. The tangible benefit is that their work provides food for their families that they wouldn't be able to afford otherwise. The intangible, but life-long benefit, is the sense of self-worth and pride they develop because of their work. South Africa, often referred to as the Rainbow Nation, is reflected in the vibrant colors of the candles. The patterns evoke the animal prints and geometric shapes that are frequently used in tribal patterns.