Hand Painted Dinner Candles, Set of Two - Hamsa, South Africa

This gorgeous set of 2 dinner candles was hand poured and painted in a small village in South Africa. Colorful and useful, this makes the perfect gift and will brighten up any home.  The design is even more beautiful when the candles are lit.  This pair features a hamsa, or hand of protection, design.

Candles measure 9" tall and burn for approximately 9 hours.

Please note:  While the theme will be similar, each candle is hand painted so exact designs will vary.


These candles are handmade in a small farm community in the southernmost region of South Africa.  Started in 1993, this fair trade cooperative has employed local women of the community, many of whom are single mothers.  The artisans are paid excellent wages and have seen their lives greatly improved through fair trade practices.

Using traditional methods, these handcrafted candles are hand poured, painted, and packaged.  Only non-toxic pigment and fully refined wax are used for candle production, creating a long burn time. The beauty of the candle gets better when lit, showing the delicate artistry of the candle from within. The many designs and colors used on these candles are all influenced by the warmth and deep richness of the African landscape. No patterns or stencils are used in painting these beautiful products, so each is a unique price of art. 

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