Insider

The art of making sacred candles almost disappeared in this part of Mexico, until one woman saved it

Summary List Placement Viviana Alávez has been hand-making sacred candles for 64 years. She's one of the only people in her village in Oaxaca, Mexico, still practicing the craft. Her break from traditional designs saved the Mexican candle-making tradition in the 1980s. See more stories on Insider's business page. Join the conversation about this story...

Summary List Placement

  • Viviana Alávez has been hand-making sacred candles for 64 years.
  • She’s one of the only people in her village in Oaxaca, Mexico, still practicing the craft.
  • Her break from traditional designs saved the Mexican candle-making tradition in the 1980s.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Join the conversation about this story »

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: