Haze Handmade Candle Set: 'Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh (1889)'

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These candles are warosoku by Haze, and are part of their gradation series of coloured works.

An impressive feat of handmade candle making this set recreates the palette and feel of Van Gogh's 1889 work Cypresses.  Haze's founder aspired originally to be a painter, and these candles express the memory of his first encounter with Van Gogh's masterpiece.  The emotion and the expressive sense of life.

The box contains three candles, which will burn for around 80 minutes each.

Each candle is 15cm high and 1.3cm wide.

More Haze candles and holders can be seen here

About Haze

Based in Kawagoe, north of Tokyo, candle makers Haze conduct gentle explorations in the traditional material of Japan wax.

Japan wax is name given to the material obtained from the berries of sumac trees, and in particular the variety known as haze (pronounced ha-zeh) in Japan.

It is said that the material was first used in candle making in the Muromachi period of Japanese history (1336 to 1573), and reached its peak in providing light to important samurai and merchant families in the later Edo period.

Today, the cultivation of haze trees is limited to two sites in Kyushu (Japan’s southern island), and its use in candle making is subject to rediscovery.

From their premises in Kawagoe, Haze make each candle by hand, combining the rare Japan wax with even rarer rush and traditional paper wicks.

Haze describes the particular characteristic of the candles they make as being in the dancing flame and the gentle noise that they emit. The candles do not produce scent, and instead calm their owner with their presence. Each flame is one off, and never to be repeated.

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