Our Candle Holders in Tamo Ash Ink are a modern classic. They are beautifully handcrafted from stained Tamo Ash with stainless steel trimming. They can be stand-alone pieces but look gorgeous in pairs or groups. We offer two sizes; both have an 8 cm diameter. The larger holder is 20cm high and the smaller is 12cm high. These Candle Holders are part of our Tamo Ash Collection available in shades Ink and Blonde.
Tamo Ash has spectacular almost three-dimensional figured grains. One is called ‘peanut’ figure because it has areas that actually do look rather like peanut or double-nut goober shells. Another is ‘waterfall’ figure because it looks like water falling over glass.
Apparently Tamo trees develop this peanut figure when strong vines encircle their trunks. This natural strangling restricts the flow of nutrients so the tree grows in spurts and this shows up in the grain. The Japanese requiring a good supply of figured tamo eventually learned to lash ropes around saplings reproducing the figure naturally made by vines.
We adore these holders spread out on the center of a dining table. However, they also look stylish atop a console table in an entrance hall. The Tamo Ash Candle sticks are the perfect gift for any occasion, including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings or Christmas. Of course, they arrive in our fabulous Forwood Design gift boxes.