Irish Pinecone Beeswax Candle
The humble pine cone has spent centuries elevated as a symbol of all kinds of illumination. That makes sense because pinecones are very light sensitive. They close down in the dark and open in the light. Sunny days are drier and the tiny seedlings nestled in the scales of the pinecone can become airborne more easily. Grey, rainy days aren’t ideal for spreading seeds, so the pinecone just closes up during damp weather conditions.
It seems fitting that this sensitive flower of the trees is now transformed into an illuminating beeswax candle. This beautiful beeswax candle will bring light to these dark winter evenings and will add a warm glow to any home. These would make a lovely Christmas gift or a special treat any time or the year for anyone who remembers filling their pockets with pinecones on autumnal forest strolls.
Each pinecone was cast earlier this year from an Irish pinecone from a much loved collection. Fresh and free-range, these lovely pinecone candles are handmade in Camphill, Dunshane from pure beeswax.
Designer: Lauralee Guiney
Makers: Camphill Community Dunshane
Camphill Community in Dunshane supports people with intellectual disabilities to reach their potential through traditional crafts and community.
Candles are sold individually.