Sumac Wax Candles (set of 6)
Sumac wax is a scarce material, harvested only from the berries of sumac plants in East Asia. Each of these candles are hand-made by DAIYO's master craftsmen and made from 100% natural materials. The candle wick is made from washi paper, rush weeds and silk fibers. The candle craftsman coats the wick with a layer of wax, a process which is repeated over and over until the exact thickness is achieved.
The handmade structure and process allows these candles to burn for a longer time with a greater flame compared to modern candles. And because they're virtually free of contaminants, they burn with almost no smoke or drippage.
Unlike typical candles that are made from hydrocarbons (or fossil fuels), these are environmentally friendly and perfect for indoor use. View the entire DAIYO candle collection here.
- set of 6 sumac wax candles
- Burn time: 30 min
- Size: 4.1 in (105 mm)
- Material: Sumac wax, rush weed, washi paper, silk fiber
- Handmade in Japan
Founded in 1914, Daiyo is a 4th generation family business of candlemakers who are based in Shiga prefecture, Japan. There are 2 types of fires, says the company: Hinoe and Hinoto. Hinoe, the elder brother fire, and Hinoto, the younger brother fire, live without hierarchy but in a Yin-Yang relationship.
The elder brother fire is like the flame of a burning sun. It is wild and must be handled with care. The younger brother fire is much smaller, and can be handled with our hands. Fire has been with mankind for longer than history and have offered comfort in many shapes and forms.
"To light a candle is to share the stories in our lives and to establish new relationships." - DAIYO