Tribal Elder Candle
Hand Crafted in South Africa
Height: 13 ½ inches
Width: 2 ½ inches
Length: 13 ½ inches
This candle is of an elder - Madala.
The whole disk is the candle, when lit it burns down the center leaving two wings, thus the candle is known as an angle wing candle. The candle has a bronze finish and comes boxed with the stand underneath..
About the Elders
As the traditional family unit was quite large, older children assisted in looking after their younger siblings and would often be seen carrying small infants on their backs. At the age of ten or eleven, young girls started assisting with the cooking and as they grew older, gradually progressed to other tasks. Zulu children learned from an early age to respect their elders. Dress styles differ from area to area and from clan to clan