MAKING ARTISTIC CANDLES AND CANDLE STNDS
She is adding artistic touch to plain candles and candle stands. Bindu George, Perumpanachi, near Changanacherry designs ornate candles and stands.
she uses eggshells and glass tumblers to design the shape of candles, she
employs a welder to fabricate metallic candle stands as per her designs.
embellished stands and cute-looking candles are in demand during
exhibitions for handicrafts. Many
orders come to her for different reasons: birthday of children, Christmas
celebration or the desire to add to the showcase at home.
husband worked earlier in North India.
I learned the art while staying with him there.
After returning to Kerala, I experimented with this art form.
When the demand increased, I joined Raji Sajan at her shop ‘Maria
Rare Arts’, Changanacherry to market these items”, she says.
candle making, she has learned glass painting, nib painting, artificial
flower making and fabric painting.
and stand making can be income-generating hobbies, she says.
If one has talent in drawing, many designs can be made easily.
Courtesy: Vanitha, November 15-30, 2000
Contributed by: Administrator
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