Terracotta Candle Bowl
Fredericks and Mae
A raw terracotta vessel filled with all natural beeswax by Fredericks and Mae.
It is thought that the first candles were developed by the Ancient Egyptians, who used rushlights or torches made by soaking the pithy core of reeds in melted animal fat.
Early Chinese made candles molded in paper tubes, using wax from an indigenous insect that was combined with seeds. In Japan, candles were made of wax extracted from tree nuts, while in India, candle wax was made by boiling the fruit of the cinnamon tree. This Terracotta candle bowl is a part of Handle with Care, holiday shop exhibition 2018.
Terracotta and beeswax, 2.5" tall and 5" wide