Praying Mantis Candle Holders
The Hoopoe Leaves wallpaper by Cole & Son is the inspiration for Pomotso Mafura's intricately sculpted candlesticks. A large female praying mantis interacts with her smaller mate amongst the petals of the protea bloom while fat beetles scramble through the undergrowth in search of prey.
Eye-catching patterns, meticulously painted by Zinhle Nene, cover the candlesticks painted in a soft colour palette of greens and pinks with the subtle use of gold lustre giving a sense of luxury to the candle holders.
Made by Pomotso Mafura and painted by Zinhle Nene
Dimensions: H 27cm; L 18cm; W 9cm