Desert Rose Hand-Painted Taper Candles - Set of 4

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Light African hand painted taper candles made to make an impact. This colorful set of 4 Desert Rose Hand-Painted Taper Candles is made with paraffin wax and a clean-burning cotton wick. Each is painted by women artisans in a rural village in South Africa who are supporting their extended families.

Museum Story

The National Museum of African Art began as a private educational institution in 1964 to promote cross-cultural understanding in the social sciences and arts. Founded by Warren M. Robbins, it was known as the Museum of African Art and located on Capitol Hill in a townhouse that had been the home of Frederick Douglass, the African American abolitionist and statesman. In 1979 the museum became part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge.


  • Set of four
  • Hand painted
  • Each will vary
  • 100% cotton wick
  • Non-toxic paint
  • 9" x 1"
  • Minimum burn time: 8 hours
  • Made in South Africa