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  • Hand Painted African Sunset Candles
  • Hand Painted African Sunset Candles
  • Hand Painted African Sunset Candles

Hand Painted African Sunset Candles

Karakorum

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Product Description:

Bring a little bit of Africa into your home. The candles are beautifully hand-decorated with a hard wax veneer on the outside and soft wax on the inside. As the candles burn, the light glows through the hard shell of the candle showing the design to the maximum effect. The shell of the Pillar candles can still be used even after the original inside wax is gone when refitted with a votive or tea candle. Both vegan-friendly and unscented, this candle is a beautiful addition to any home. So, go on, treat yourself!

Did you know that each of these lovely fair-trade candles lasts between 45 and 90 hours and that you can re-use them?

They’re made from two types of wax, with the external patterned wax frame being extremely hard and durable. This frame of the larger candles holds their shape, so you can enjoy your stunning candle time and time again by putting a tea light or small candle inside! When re-using, we recommend burning the candle down to one-third of its height in order to keep its shape.

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. 

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."  – John Keats

Our Hand painted Pillar Candles definitely are certainly beautiful in our opinion. So, make sure to buy one (or more!) if you’d like to decorate your home or surprise a friend with a stunning housewarming present.

As all candles are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns. 

Size
Medium Pillar
Approx. 9cm x 9cm
Burn time: Approx. 45 hours

Double Pillar
Approx. 18cm x 9cm
Burn time: Approx. 90 hours


Care Instructions:

  • Keep the wick trimmed to 1/4 inch

  • Place the candle on a suitable container to contain any wax spillage

  • Burn away from draughts

  • Extinguish candle with a snuffer or back of a metal spoon taking care not to damage the wick.

  • Pour off molten wax if necessary to enhance 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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