Kapula is located in a small community in the southernmost region of South Africa. Started by Ilska Aplegyn in 1993, this family run business began to employ the local women of the community, many of them the only means of family support. Now they hire men and women alike, train them to be the crafters of these beautiful products while providing them with sustainable employment to help them to take care of themselves, their families and community. The richness of color - the vivaciousness, variety and wide spectrum of abundance in the African landscape - influenced Ilse Appelgryn’s profound love of design and color.
Using traditional methods, the candles are hand poured, hand painted, and hand packaged. Only non-toxic pigment and fully refined wax are used for candle production creating a long burn time that only gets better as the flame lowers in the candle and glows from within showing off the artistry and colors. The many patterns and beautiful display of colors used on the candles continue to reflect the influence of Ilska Aplegyn’s love for the warmth and richness of the African landscape and heritage.
No patterns are used, so each is a special piece of art! They are not only a unique gift idea but great addition to any home decor.
"Kapula - the art of Africa."