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Light of Yin Yang Hand-carved Wood Tealight Candleholders (pair)

Light of Yin Yang Hand-carved Wood Tealight Candleholders (pair)

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-222213

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

The soft glow of tealights in Yin and Yang candleholders shed light on the interconnectedness between positive and negative energies. Carved of mango wood in contrasting shades, the candleholders are crafted by Thailand's Saifon. Two tealights are included.

  • materials: Mango wood
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • For use with tealights only
  • Tealights included
  • Keep away from children and pets
Each: 1.2 in. H x 3.5 in. W x 6 in. D

Artisan Information

Saifon

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"Sawasdee ka. I'm 'Nui,' or Saifon Lertromyanant. I was born June 5, 1973 in a small rural village where you can find thousands of handmade items such as saa paper, lacquerware, silver and more. My family works in wood carving and furniture.

"But they sent me to the city to study, and I met my husband there when I was in school. We married after graduating, and I helped in his family's business for two years.

"After that, I thought I should have a business of my own. At that time, my father was still making wood furniture for a shop in our village. So I thought, 'why not open my own shop with my father's designs?' My father is an excellent carpenter and I inherited this skill from him. Just by looking at a wooden product, I can tell what method was used to craft it.

"The most difficult part of this work is the highly competitive market. Crafting the wood isn't difficult for a specialist like my father, but an innovative variety of designs is necessary and I create my own. For us, quality always comes first."

Mango wood requires special treatment. Saifon selects the wood and lets the logs rest under heaps of wood shavings. She removes the bark and slightly roughens the log, then lathes it to the desired shape. This first stage alone can take up to three hours. Then the piece is placed in a kiln and fired for three days. It becomes encrusted with a thick layer of smoke, dirt, and impurities and must be polished several times with sandpaper. When the piece is smooth enough, she carves and decorates it. The final step is painting. Depending on the finishing style and the natural wood hue, a piece can take as long as six days to finish. It is lacquered several times and let dry for two days. It is then polished and finished with a final coat of lacquer.

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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