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Tapered Beeswax Candle

Central Italy

Tapered Beeswax Candle

Central Italy

Our candle maker works exclusively by hand to produce a type of medieval candle called “duplero” in Latin, meaning double. This decorative style of candles have been used in Italy for centuries.

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Size: Standard
  • Dimensions

    Handmade item, sizes are approximate. Dimensions listed in Details section below.

  • Care

    100% beeswax, untreated hemp wicks. Natural scent varies as wild-harvested pollen changes seasonally.

  • Orders & Returns

    This item can be returned for store credit within 30 days of purchase.


Tapered Candle

Standard: 13.4" L

Tall: 17.3" L

Instructions for use:
Keep away from flammable materials and burn in a well ventilated space. As the hemp wicks are untreated, the flame burns large. Be sure to trim the wick before each use to prolong burning time and minimize flame size. Extinguish with a wick snuffer if possible.



In a medieval town in Umbria, this artisanal candle maker specializes in handcrafting the distinctive candle style “duplero,” meaning double. These sinuous double-helix candles have been produced in Italy for centuries and Collepino still hand-dips each candle, using techniques that date back to the Renaissance. Composed of 100% pure, natural beeswax, the candles’ color, ranging from bright amber to deep ochre, and sweet, subtle scent change with every seasonal production, in harmony with the pollen of wild-harvested beeswax. Dual hemp wicks produce a dramatic flame, with burning times of 1-4 hours depending on candle size.