Candles are one of the most popular types of items for home decor. Calabash Gifts has unique lines of candles from job creation programs in South Africa. The candles come in a range of shapes, sizes and prices. Each workshop has its own typical designs and shapes. Each candle is hand-made and has a unique combination of colors. Some candles fit into regular candle holders while others have the flexibility to be placed in unusual holders. Calabash Gifts also has a selection of candle holders made from interesting materials with beautiful patterns, adding to the natural beauty of the candle.
Among the types of candles are:
Ndebele: candles in different sizes with the typical very colorful geometric, designs for which the Ndebele people are recognized because of the bead work or the paintings of their homes.
Kapula Candle Workshop: This workshop is located in a very rural impoverished area of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Their candles are recognized by the unique combinations of colors. The typical types are the tapered candle. The most unusual are their candles which float on water while they are lit.
Lumela. Workshop produces their candles in brightly colored clay pots of different sizes.. the pots are hand painted with a number of unusual designs.
Including animals, flowers, insects and geometric Ndebele patterns