These are hand-made candle holders made of indigenous ebony wood by Makonde carvers of Tanzania. They are an elegant eye-catching décor that are safe to use. They are handcrafted to the highest quality by skillful men and women who give careful attention to each detail to bring out perfect symbols of ethnic spirit. they are not easily breakable and are cleaned using a dry piece of cloth to dust and shine. They should not come into contact with water or direct heat as this may make them mould or crack respectively. Occasionaly a clear polish is applied evenly to prevent them from cracking and to give them a glossy look and a dry soft piece of cloth is used to clean and polish until it gets a glossy shine.