Blue Delft Candles
Enjoy its intricate pattern and unique glow – they will look beautiful in any room or make the perfect gift
Blue patterned pillar candles
Enjoy and re-use
Did you know that each of these lovely fair-trade candles lasts between 15 and 90 hours, and that you can re-use the medium or large pillar candles?
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.
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.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. – John Keats
Our Blue Delft 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 home-warming present.
As all candles are handmade, please expect some differences in sizing and patterns.
Approx. 5.5cm x 5.5cm
Burn time : approx. 12 hours
Approx. 5.5 x 6cm
Burn time: approx. 15 hours
Approx. 9cm x 9cm
Burn time: Approx. 45 hours
To get the best out of your candle, please read the directions before use.
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 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!
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.
Read more about Swazi Candles here.
Karakorum introduces you to artisans of the world and the beautiful stories behind their products. This ethical home decor brand is a joyous celebration of traditional crafts, small business and fair trade practices.
Karakorum is named after the former capital of the Moghul Empire, one of the most important cities on the Silk Road, despite its small size. Likewise, the brand is a small-but-mighty route for trade from around the world.
A scroll through the Karakorum collection is like looking into the shop window of global artisans. Find candles crafted in Eswatini alongside Indian throws, Moroccan lanterns and Guatemalan sugar skull mugs.
All Karakorum products have a special story and significance. Even more importantly, everything in the range is ethically made and sourced. That means the makers get a fair wage, there’s no exploitation in the supply chain, women are treated equally and the local community benefits from Karakorum’s trade.
Whether you’re after a memorable, meaningful gift or a piece you can show off in your own home with pride – the Karakorum collection is the place to find it.