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Set of Three Boxed Tall Hand-Painted Candles - Bongazi Design - Nobunto


This set of three candles, hand-painted by South African artisans, arrives in a recycled cardboard box. Each candle is 9 inches tall by 0.75 inches in diameter.

Meet the Artisans

Hand Painted Candles

NOBUNTO is a South African Fair Trade company that creates high quality hand-painted candles, ceramics and handcrafted greeting cards with the utmost attention to detail using mainly African inspired designs. Their mission is, in a region with high unemployment, to alleviate poverty, not only through development of industry but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible.

Based in the small village Napier, about 180 km east of Cape Town, NOBUNTO has provided employment to mostly woman of the disadvantaged community and guarantees an income for over 18 families. The unemployment rate in the area is in the region of 50%. The word NOBUNTO comes from the Sotho language, meaning "For the people".


Orders will be shipped within 48 hours of placement unless specifically stated. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. The warehouse is closed on holidays and weekends. Orders placed on weekends and holidays are processed the next opened business day. Orders are typically delivered within 2 weeks. Please consult tracking numbers for up to date information.

We offer Priority Mail for US and International orders. Please note international orders may get charged Duty and Taxes by your the country of destination. You are solely responsible for any duty or taxes.

Returns - The Village Country Store

There is a 15% Restocking Fee on all orders! This is the manufacturers policy upon which we must all abide. No exceptions.

Our policy lasts 30 days. Within 30 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked.  If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

General Returns

To be eligible for a return, Items must be unopened, unused, be in the same condition that you received it, unlaundered, in their original packaging with law required tags still attached, in a resell-able condition, and if sold in sets, must be returned in sets. THE RA NUMBER MUST BE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PACKAGE, or package will not be received.

Please contact us for a return authorization number (RMA) and shipping instructions.  Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a print out of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.

Damaged Goods
Please notify us by email - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.

ADDITIONAL INFONo returns are credited if there is no original packaging, no tags, or product has been soiled, subjected to any animal usage, has been laundered, or there is any unpleasant odor or smell from usage or the environment in which an item was utilized (bedroom, kitchen, etc with cooking smells, smoking, perfume etc.).

Unless an item is wrong or has a manufacturer defect, you will be responsible for the cost of return shipping to our warehouse.
Our manufacturer charges a 15% restock fee for products returned due to Buyer Remorse/Change of Mind.

Items on Clearance or Liquidation cannot be returned.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

They were very unique!! Loved them!!

Hi Trish!
Thank you for your kind words about our Pyramid Candles in the Bongazi design! We are thrilled to hear that you found them to be unique and loved them. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy our products. Thank you for choosing our brand!
Michele Adams/Shopkeeper

Barbara Kratz

The candles were great

Thank you Barbara for your Five Star Review of the Nobunto candles! Handcrafted by artisans, your purchase supports the communities of developing countries through fair trade practices enabling advances in economic, social and environmental goals. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper

Richard Ashcraft
repeat, repeat, repeat

my first purchase was a journal....and I bought it because a dear friend is a vendor of Fair Trade. At worst I would have rated the journal divine. The best was yet to come. I have since then made an additional 3 purchases of Fair Trade products. I have not since then made a purchase based on my relationship with the vendor.....I have discovered, quite quickly, that each product has been at the very least a lesson....if not other culture. I have learned valuable lessons about my need to tote an excessive number of articles I haven't referenced in decades... (wallet) taught me patience........every purchase has been an art form to be studied and appreciated. But that's just me.

Absolutely fabulous review Richard! I cannot thank you enough for such personal honesty; for your beautiful attribution rendering to the skill set of our artisans, for your ongoing support of the ethical principles of fair trade and for subscribing to the core values of a personal commitment to leaving less of a carbon footprint on our planet! Thank you so much Richard! Thank you for your dedication to the fair trade movement! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper