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Luxury • Quality • Craftsmanship

Parable's beautiful and unique handcrafted products with raised 3D detail in relief, are inspired by a collection of vintage wallpaper printing rollers.

Co-founder Nigel Parker, saved 1200 American rollers after a chance discovery in 1989 and later added 600 British rollers. He moved the collection to the South West of England in 2003 when he and his partner, Amanda Barry, set up the Parable workshop in the heart of the Devonshire countryside.

The workshop was shown on Channel 4 when Kirstie Allsopp visited to make her own candle for Kirstie's Homemade Christmas.

Laurence Lleweyn-Bowen has used Parable's candles in room sets and said, 'Parable... what can only be described as candle fine art. Voluptuous on the eye lit or unlit... candles that are at home in the world's sexiest rooms.'

Theo Paphtis and Jacqueline Gold have both chosen Parable for their social media awards.

Parable has an unswerving passion to fuse historical design elegance with creative engineering to produce the most exquisite products.

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Parable products are often made and/or handpainted at the time of ordering. If you would like to check when your product will be dispatched, or would like to request a specific date, please feel free to contact us.

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Returns Address

Bishops Court Gardens, Bishops Court Lane, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DH, GB

Terms and Conditions

Parable candles and pots are handcrafted individually, so there may be slight variations in colour and finish from those shown. These are features of hand-finished products and we believe they should be celebrated as individuality that cannot be achieved by mass-production. The odd blemish or irregularity in a Parable product is a small reminder of the craftsman's hand at work, although some are on the original artefacts and are therefore replicated on the products. Natural waxes may crack, which is normal and does not affect the candle's burn performance.

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