CANDLE, PILLAR, HAND-PAINTED, Shahida Design, Fair-Trade South Africa, Nobunto - 4 inch Pillar in a gift box.

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The style images pictured illustrate the general design, but note that each candle is one of a kind. Colors and designs will vary, but will be consistent in colors and icons that reflect the style.

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 colour and patterns which reflect the culture and influences of South Africa.  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!

- Design meaning: In Swahili, Shahida reflects the exciting atmosphere in the lively market: colourful fabrics, colourful masks, drum music and dancing people testify to African joie de vivre.

- Non-toxic colour pigments and natural wicks.

- Creates a calm ambiance that transforms any space into a personal sanctuary.

- Burn time averages a wide range between 11-25 hours. High melting point of 58°-60°. Box made from recycled materials. Use care when burning candles. Do not leave a burning candle unattended; snuff out flame when done burning; do not move burning candle; always use a candle holder when burning.

Story behind the art: 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 colour 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 colourful, individualized works of art!

Measurements: (D)2in, (H)4in / (D)5.1cm, (H)10.2cm - Weight: 0.6lbs / 0.3kg

Material: High Quality Fully Refined Paraffin Wax

Box made from recycled materials