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Terracotta Elephant Candle Holder

Lucky Elephants! These terracotta elephants with their trunks up are actually fun candle holders! They are handmade by the people of Chenautla. This Fair Trade item brings good luck to your home. Makes a wonderful gift for family, co-workers and neighbors. Remember a set of candles (sold separately) CC01A.


3 1/2"H x 3 1/2"W ear to ear
100% Terracotta
Good Luck!

Artisan Craft Details These lovely terracotta pieces are made from the riverbed clay of the Chenautla area of Guatemala. Families sculpt each piece by hand, dry it in the sun, paint it with a red clay slip, polish it, and then finally fire it. The firing process involves placing the objects on a grate above a pine bark fire with a covering of grass for 2-3 hours. The occasional unique black spot can sometimes be found on the piece and is a tribute to this ancient firing process.

Why Your Purchase Matters

Your purchase directly supports marginalized artisans in Guatemala. Most, who are women, live in high crime urban areas.  Proceeds from all sales directly support the funding of UPAVIM's community K-6 School.  We are a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.

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