Doña Viviana makes her incredible candles completely by hand from 100% beeswax from Chiapas. Now in her eighth decade of life, she has come full circle and returned to her family tradition of candle making. Every single candle is hand poured, layer after layer after layer. And it is a labour of love for her. But it was not always so.
Candle-making has been in Viviana’s family in Mexico for 300 years – but she left home to get married instead. Years later, she had an epiphany, and it returned Viviana to the family tradition. Her candles represent hundreds of years of techniques and skills, handed from generation to generation.