What’s important to look for in Large Original Banksia Tea Light Candle Holder?
UNIQUE BY NATURE: Created by Nature the Beautifully Hand Crafted Banksia Tea Light Candle Holder made from the Banksia Seed Pod is made up of many holes where is once held its seeds. Each candle Holder is cut and put on a woodturning lathe. They are then hollowed out and a chisel is then used to shave away the outside of the seed pod revealing its unique pattern. MASTER CRAFTMAN: Anthony Hansen is one of Australia s leading, internationally recognised and award-winning craftsmen. Using a traditional form of woodworking called woodturning each Candle Holder is moulded by hand, and then polished with 100 Australian Canola Oil to enhance the Banksia Seeds natural colour. NATURAL AMBIENCE: When the Banksia Seed Pods are shaped and hollowed, the candlelight can be seen flickering through these naturally formed holes. Each Tea Light Candle Holder has their own unique pattern, creating a beautiful effect and adding a Natural Ambience to any Occasion. RENEWABLE SOURCE: The Seed Pods Collected have expelled their seeds and have completed their lifecycle. They are handpicked to ensure no damage is done to the tree itself or the Australian bushland. The collectors go into the bush on foot, careful not to disturb any surrounding plants or wildlife and no heavy machinery is used during this process. ARE THEY SAFE TO USE: The Banksia seed pod is designed to withstand bush fires, in fact, the Banksia Grandis relies on fire for re-germination. In a bush fire the 'eyes' of the seed pod open up and the seeds fly out. The pods are often left remaining on the tree or on the forest floor merely charred.
What is the advantage of this Large Original Banksia Tea Light Candle Holder?
These Beautiful Hand Crafted Tea Light Candle Holders are made from a particular type of Banksia called Grandis' also commonly known as Bull Banksia or Giant Banksia. The Bull Banksia tree is found in the harsh Western Australia out Back and this variety can grow up to 15 metres tall and produce large cylindrical yellow flowers that can reach up to 35cm long. It takes 24 months from the time the tree produces the flower to the time the Banksia nut reaches maturity and is suitable for picking. The tree re-grows its pods over and over again makes the Banksia an incredibly renewable resource. The collection of the seed pods is highly regulated by the Department of Parks and Wildlife Western Australia. The seed pods collected have expelled their seeds and have completed the lifecycle of the plant. They are handpicked to ensure no damage is done to the tree itself or the Australian bushland. The collectors go in to the bush on foot, careful not to disturb any surrounding plants or wildlife and no heavy machinery is used during this process. A royalty is paid to the Western Australian Forestry per seed pod, which goes to aid in forest management and conservation.Each candle Holder is crafted by hand using a woodturning lathe, they are then hollowed out and a chisel is then used to shave away the outside of the seed pod revealing its natural pattern. Once the Tea Light Candle Holder is carved the Banksia Seed Pods, reveals its unique texture and personality. These beautiful Candle Holders with the candlelight flickering through naturally formed holes instantly adds ambience to any room. Included in the box: 1 Tea Light Holders, 1 Tea Light Candles and an information bookletCandle Holder Measures Approximately 2 in W x 6in H.
Customer reviewsArtistic, unique and charming
I loved using these candleholders with asome of the same style but in the shorter version mixed in to create variation.Though the light output is not high, I supplemented a bit because the style was so perfect for the tablescape I made for an Ethiopian feast with my family at home. I greatly admire the artist who conceived and produced these. In the photo you can see I used these and the shorter ones which I also ordered off of Amazon. It s so nice to use natural and handmade items on the table because they add a unique touch that you are unlikely to see elsewhere. They have a great organic feel to them which went well with some of the items I ve bought of brought from Africa.