These lovely candle holders feature an inner ledge to hold standard taper candles (the opening is approximately ⅞ inches wide). If the taper candle fit is too snug, try trimming up to 1 inch off the bottom of the candle for a better fit. You can also hold dried flowers or botanicals as the center hole drops down within 1 inch of the base. Expect slight variations as kisii stone naturally varies in color from white to pinkish brown.
Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss. With every product you purchase, you are helping these artisans have employment, educational opportunities and medical care.