The elaborately carved "candleholder" of this taper actually a candle too. The entire piece is cast of a blend of palm wax and paraffin and glimmers with an aged patina.
After a successful two-decade career in high fashion, Alina Bednarz turned her attention to the art of hand-rolled candles, and in 1994 she founded Et Al Designs. Working with artisans and using time-honored methods, she designed distinctive candles with inlaid semiprecious stones, grains, cutouts, and appliqués. Her vision and international perspective have led to an imaginative collection--as well as exquisite tabletop designs every bit as illuminating as her candles.