By Fredericks and Mae.
A raw terracotta vessel filled with all natural beeswax.
It is thought that the first candles were developed by the Ancient Egyptians, who used rushlights or torches made by soaking the pithy core of reeds in melted animal fat. Early Chinese were molded in paper tubes, using wax from an indigenous insect that was combined with seeds. In Japan, candles were made of wax extracted from tree nuts, while in India, candle wax was made by boiling the fruit of the cinnamon tree.
Large Bowl: 5" tall and 10" wide