Summer entertaining just would not be complete without elegant taper candles set at the table. These Most Excellent tapers are available in many different colors. The soft illuminating glow of these superior quality wax candles, including beeswax, enjoy a long burn time while minimizing smoke and candle drip. According to Creative Candles, the taper candles have only pure cotton wicks to allow the tapers to burn slowly and evenly. Skilled artisans create these hand-dipped tapers one paper-thin layer at a time to ensure a unique depth of color and a beautiful matte finish. Tapers are handled with care, tissue-wrapped and placed in a beautiful carton or tube to ensure the integrity of the candle and to protect its finish. Each package includes beeswax fitter strips, which can be used to secure candles in candleholders if necessary.