Christmas Traditions. Hand-made Candles

    Hand-made Candles.

    The wicks are repeatedly dipped in liquid wax until the candles take on their characteristic conical shape. They have a matt red patina, a particular hallmark of quality. Made in a handicapped persons’ workshop in Bavaria, they are of 100% beeswax and are deep-dyed red.

    Candlelight without dripping.
    “Bougies trouées” from Brittany.

    These candles have been made for almost 100
    years by a manufacturer in Brittany using a special technique whereby deep holes in the wax are made around the wick which the hot liquid wax can then run into instead of dripping over the candlestick. This way, the candle burns more steadily and flickers less. These candles were originally designed to be used in churches, where the continuous draughts aggravated the natural dripping of ordinary candles. Today they can also frequently be found in French restaurants, where eating is in any case a near-religious experience!


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