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Guinea Fowl Candle

Karakorum

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 Product Description:

The beloved Guinea Fowl, sometimes known as the chicken of Africa. Ubiquitous in curio stalls throughout Africa and now available in candle form! Guinea fowl are a bit like cats in that they are never truly tamed.

Made in the mountain kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) using the ancient art of Millefiore. The candles are beautiful, useful and ethical. And make the perfect gift if you are looking for some guinea fowl ornaments!

A unique and beautiful pattern: Each candle in our collection has been expertly crafted by professional candle-makers in the mountain kingdom of Eswatini, so you can be sure of exceptional quality. As they’re handmade, no two candles will be exactly the same. The artisans shape these candles using the ancient ‘millefiori’ technique, which was perfected in Italy to create the finest glass sculptures. This technique was then translated into use with wax. As all candles are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns. 

Symbolism: Known in sub-Saharan Africa as inpangela, or, “one who is in a hurry”, the guinea fowl is a symbol of industriousness, and many people believe that they gifted with protective powers by the gods. In Feng Shui, birds are especially compelling symbols because they can fly with freedom from the earth. These animals soar through the sky, connecting us to the heavens. Birds are thought of as divine messengers to communicate our humble requests to the gods above.

How the candles are made: The wax is coloured by mixing pigments with hot wax, which is then poured into flat sheets. Sheets are marked, cut and then carefully layered according to the chosen 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 skilfully stretched over a core of pure white wax and hand made into the desired shapes. 

Sizing:

Medium - 12cm high and 8 wide
Each candle burns for approximately 12 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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