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Tribal Elder Candle

Large Hand Crafted Ethnic Tribal Elder (Madala) Candle
Large Hand Crafted Ethnic Tribal Elder (Madala) Candle
Item# LAWC13
$40.00

Product Description

Large Hand Crafted Ethnic Tribal Elder (Madala) Candle
Candle Size:
Height: 13 inches
Width: 2 inches
Length: 13 inches
Hand Crafted in South Africa

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