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Bogolan Pot Candle

Karakorum

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 Product Description:

Bogolan or 'Mud cloth' - is one of Africa's most unusual and unique textiles. Narrow strips of handwoven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including river mud that has been aged up to one year. As these cloths are handwoven, the thickness and weight are variable, but generally they are similar to a light blanket. This candle is inspired by these designs and each one has been handmade by expert candle-makers in the mountain Kingdom of Eswatini. As they’re handmade, no two candles will be exactly the same. As all candles are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns. 

How the candles are made: To create coloured wax, pigments are mixed with hot wax and poured onto flat sheets. After marking and cutting the sheets, they are carefully layered according to the desired design. The resulting slabs are compressed, extruded, re-extruded, and then sliced into thin veneers. Candlemakers then stretch these veneers over a pure white wax core and carefully handcraft them into the desired shapes.

Sizing:
Height: Approx. 7cm
Width: Approx. 9cm
Each candle burns for approximately 30 hours.

Care Instructions:

  • Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch (0.6 cm).
  • Remove all packaging before use and place your lovely candle in a suitable container capable of containing any wax spillage.
  • Although the candle is generally self-contained, we advise using a heat resistant coaster or similar.
  • Burn your candle away from drafts and for no more than a couple of hours at a time (this prevents the hard outer wax from melting).
  • Extinguish your candle with a snuffer or the back of a metal spoon. Take care not to damage the wick.
  • Pour off any molten wax, if necessary, to enhance the flame.
  • Lean back, relax and enjoy! 😊

Shipping Information:

  • UK Royal Mail 2nd Class Shipping (small items): £3.00
  • UK Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping (small items): £3.84
  • UK DPD (large parcels): £6.50
  • Free UK Shipping for all orders from this Brand Partner over £50.00

Brand Partner Bio

Karakorum is an ethical home decor brand that focuses on creating social change one fair trade item at a time. We search the world looking for small scale artisans that create beautiful and unique handmade artisan crafts. 

Based in the small town of Stroud in the Cotswolds, we strive to support traditional crafts, small businesses and fair trade practices.

We believe in the importance of ethical practices and sustainability in all phases of our business, from sourcing, to production, through to sales and packaging.

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