Depth and character are added to a space via the use of copper accents in warm, earthy hues. These minimalistic taper holders are comprised of recycled copper that’s cut, shaped and polished by hand by a group of talented makers in western Mexico. They feature smooth lines and classic details that will never go out of style. As they’re not lacquered, they will naturally tarnish, which will eventually lead to a beautiful patina. This is not a flaw, but a natural progression of the materials. If you’d like to retain their shine, please see our care instructions below. These holders are sized to fit standard tapers snugly.
Master artisans in this region of Mexico have been working with copper since pre-Hispanic times – particularly the Purepécha people. Their innovations in metallurgy allowed them to produce jewelry, tools, along with decorative and ceremonial pieces from materials that were extracted locally. Later, this area became an important smelting resource for Spain. Copper work remains an essential part of the local culture and economy. This particular workshop consists of 30 master makers and includes both women and men.
Approximately 4cm high x 6cm wide
These pieces are not lacquered. This means that they will naturally tarnish and darken with handling and exposure to moisture. To clean them, one can use simple kitchen staples like lemon with salt or baking soda, or a specialized copper polishing cream and a soft cloth. In order to maintain the integrity of the finish and material, these pieces should not be cleaned in the dishwasher, but by hand with warm soapy water and a soft cloth, then dried thoroughly to keep them shiny. These holders will naturally darken over time, as is the way with copper.
The price is for a single copper taper holder. Candle is not included. Due to the traditional processes and materials, the details, hues and finishes will vary slightly from piece to piece. No two pieces are exactly the same.
All noted prices are in USD and do not include shipping. Our website is not currently set up for e-commerce – please contact us directly to purchase: [email protected]