These beautiful coconut scented Pavani candles are made with blended beeswax and resemble the round clay drinking cups that are still widely used around rural India in chai shops and coffee houses. The perfect addition to any ethical home this candle is handcrafted in the Dharavi slums of Mumbai and comes boxed making it a great environmentally sensitive gift for loved ones too.
Every purchase of these candles supports Dalitís work with street children and the Dalit people of India.
For centuries the Dalit people in India have been known as the 'untouchables' people that are expected to drink from clay cups which are then destroyed. Life Association the charity behind Dalit Candles invite people in Mumbai to create these clay pots and then fill them with the finest beeswax. The clay pot candles are sold in the UK and make a stand against this powerful symbol of oppression. The profits from the sale of these candles go straight back to the help the Dalit people of India.
Approx Burn Time: 26 Hours
Candle Dimensions: L 7.5 cm x W 7.5 cm x H 7 cm
WARNING: To prevent fire or serious injury. Burn candle within sight. Keep away from drafts and vibrations. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Never burn candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
The Dalit Handmade Pavani Beeswax Candle - Coconut product ethics are indicated below. To learn more about these product ethics and to see related products, follow the links below.
Dalit Goods were born from the urgent need to help and support some of the poorest communities in India. Named after the ‘Dalits’ or ‘Oppressed’ people, who have been positioned at the bottom of India’s’ caste system for over 3000 years, Dalit Goods sell the handmade Candles and clay pots made by skilled people living in Dharavi.
Sourcing quality potting clay and using hand-poured bees wax, each item is lovingly crafted by skilled workers and packaged in biodegradable cardboard.
Buying a candle helps to shine a light in the lives of some of the poorest states in India.
Please see our Despatch & Delivery page for more information on delivery areas, services and charges.