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Baobab Collection rst saw the light of day in 2002, in the enchanting landscape of Tanzania, a country rich in intense colours and bewitching perfumes. The collections are inspired by faraway places and wild nature but it is in Belgium that the new creations are dreamed up. A small country recognized for its creativity, know-how and minimal chic.
The Belgian brand largely draws its inspiration from the vast wonders of the world. Each candle tells a new story: its name, its perfume and its materials are closely linked.
Through Baobab Collection, the candle becomes an object of decoration. Like the baobab tree in the African savannah, the candle impresses and stands out from the ordinary, an ordinary pro- duct that becomes extraordinary. That is true luxury.
TRANO means house in Malagasy. We have chosen this evocative name to celebrate home design, both inside and outside your house. Baobab collection has drawn his inspiration from the traditions of the Ndebele women of South Africa. These women have an ancestral know-how that they pass on from mother to daughter. The art of painting the outside walls of their houses with colourful frescoes and geometric patterns.
This collection is the third edition of candles covered with raffia. The fiber is hand crocheted by a cooperative of malagasy women with a rare and ancestral know-how.
Archaic wall painting draws on the four colours used by Ndebele women at a time when they could not get hold of commercial paints and had to make do with natural pigments; brown, oak, red, black and blue. These are the colours used for the raf a collection “TRANO”.
With a view to preserving this endangered ancestral art, an association, MTAM (Mpumalanga Traditional Art Market), was created in South Africa. This association enabled us to travel to South Africa and meet the last Ndebele women artists and their daughters, who we hope will carry on the tradition.
The Manala scented candle is named after Muzi’s son who became one of the spiritual lea- ders of the Ndebele tribe. This candle in a crocheted raffia basket with a black, beige and multicoloured-stripe pattern is typical of contemporary Ndebele art. It offers the perfect finishing touch to any style of interior design. Its aroma of white flowers and salty notes will conjure up a world of adventure holidays in far-off lands.
Ylang Ylang - Salt Flower - Orchid