This intricately carved candle plate is hand crafted from marbled soapstone.
Soapstone (also known as steatite) is a soft, metamorphic stone. It is a favorite for use with candles and incense as it retains heat well and is 100% fire-proof. It has been used and loved since the age of the Vikings, who carved it into cooking pots and vessels.
This plate measures 5" in diameter.
Handcrafted by Fair Trade cottage industry partners in India.
*Note: Each piece of soapstone is unique. While your piece will be very similar to the product image, slight variations in color may occur.
Windrose Trading Company was founded in 1977, when a group of pioneering young environmentalists created a wholesale natural products business and the Triloka brand of herbal aromatherapy incense to serve the natural, health, gift and metaphysical marketplaces. We began in Maryland, and relocated to our home in Madison, Virginia in 1994. Triloka supports an amazing network of fair trade cottage industry partners in India and Nepal. Triloka was one of the earliest pioneers of Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly and Sustainability in this industry.
Windrose Trading Company currently employs 12 full time Virginia residents. Our sales force consists of 25 independent sales people throughout the U.S.