How One Woman Saved Her Family's 300-Year-Old Candle Making Tradition | Still Standing

30 Apr 2021
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The art of making sacred candles has been passed down in Viviana Alávez's family for 300 years. The craft nearly disappeared from the Oaxacan village of Teotitlan del Valle in the 1980s, but Viviana kept it alive with her innovative designs and break from tradition.
Viviana does not have an online shop. She sells her candles locally in Oaxaca.
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How One Woman Saved Her Family's 300-Year-Old Candle Making Tradition | Still Standing

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  • Absolutely incredible makes me proud to be Mexican 🇲🇽

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  • she looks like the grandma from coco

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  • So beautiful I want one

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  • Just amazing. The work and beauty. I wish they made it possible to purchase these from her. The Business Insider page is making money from posting these but don't do anything to make it possible to get viewers to purchase from these amazing artists.

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  • Wow she is so kind and wonderful and so humble, it was so sad at the end that she said she is at the end of her life, but she has truly contributed so much and she's so kind and wonderful.

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  • Never thought I would cry with a video about candle making but here we are

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  • This is honestly beautiful

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  • Mama Coco??

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  • Oh man, thr title got cut off at candle and the moving thumbnail made it look like a reenactment of her saving a 300 year old candle.

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  • She’s pure.. she deserves life forever

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  • 🥰🤩🤩

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  • more power to you

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  • Shes like her grandma bless her, mine taught me so much too.

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  • Stories as of late are really good, keep it up!

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  • I got a bit sad when she said her grandma cried because she started selling the candles. that must have been rough.

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  • I just have one question, 296 dislikes are from who? Who would be so miserable as to dislike such a heartwarming and positive video?

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  • Shattered... Wish we could buy from her🥺 please get a link

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  • This is like school😎

    Rihanna Brianna FloresRihanna Brianna Flores3 hari yang lalu
  • I want to give her all my 22 dollars

    Rihanna Brianna FloresRihanna Brianna Flores3 hari yang lalu
  • i cried

    Micaela HarrisMicaela Harris4 hari yang lalu
  • I love how she steps further beyond the traditions making that she had learned and yet still also preserving them by not trying to be trendy or the "latest updates" for simply market target aim. She truly knows what she's doing & still has pure reason to even improve the candle making. Even I can just learn so much already from her wisdoms as succesors of traditions & also passing it into the next generations. This is so brilliant video too watch & I'm glad I get to watch it.

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  • The day when things wil be normal.... Some people just want to get out their house...... But there are some who want everything to get normal so can they get food........

    Kajal NaagarKajal Naagar4 hari yang lalu
  • Oaxaca has been a very conflictive state, so the rest of the country sometimes forgets how much beautiful art they produce. Is a joy to see an old lady like her being so happy and proud of her work, and how she steps down from the custom tradition [at least a bit] to actually make a living with her craft.

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  • Beautiful candles abuela😍😍😍

    jelly crazyjelly crazy5 hari yang lalu
  • She reminds me of the grandma in coco for some reason

    Aneko LolAneko Lol5 hari yang lalu
  • She is so creative and beautiful

    Little KittensLittle Kittens5 hari yang lalu
  • This is a treasure, film all the old artisans of traditional skills

    Peekaku ChuPeekaku Chu5 hari yang lalu
  • Most beautiful women, beautiful gentle souls. Amazing skills, Amazing art! God Bless Vivianna and her family! 🌷🌹🌼🌸🌺🌻✟

    BeautyBlissBeautyBliss5 hari yang lalu
  • Corona Virus and Announcing The Miracle of Healing Without a Vaccine nor a Medicine Imam Nasser Muhammad Al-Yamani 24 - Rabi al-Thani - 1441 AH 09 - 12 - 2020 AD 09:01 am __________ Corona Virus and Announcing The Miracle of Healing Without a Vaccine nor a Medicine In the name of Allah, Ar-Rahman (the Most Gracious), the Most Merciful. From the servant of Allah and His Caliph, Nasser Mohammed, to all people O people, I am the Imam Al-Mahdi (the Guided Leader), Nasser Mohammed, not only am I the caliph of Allah over Yemen but also the caliph of Allah over the whole world. [I swear] By Allah, there is no difference in my eyes between a Yemeni and a Chinese person O Leaders of mankind and decision makers among their people, along with everyone that has reached their rectitude among Arab and Non-Arab and among Muslims and Non-Muslims, listen to and reason the ruling that I will give you with the truth; which is the decisive word that is not to be taken for amusement I swear by Allah, the One, the Overpowering, that I do not know of any vaccine for you or a cure for what is in the chests from the torment of Allah except that you [humbly] entreat with the following supplication without arrogance towards the caliph of Allah, Al-Mahdi Nasser Mohammed. And the words for removing the torment of what is within the chests are to humble yourselves to Allah and implore with supplication to Allah the following "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.” And after the repentance let each one of them say “O Allah I am Your servant, I ask you by virtue of the fact that there is no God but You, and by virtue of the fact of Your Mercy which you have decreed upon Yourself, and by the virtue of the fact of the greatness of Your Pleasure within, which is greater than the pleasure of your heaven, to cure me of the torment of Corona or to turn it away from me as I am a believer in the caller to the truth from You O Allah, remove Your torment from us from whichever direction it comes from, so that we follow the path of the truth from You. And strengthen us to fulfil what we have promised you, O you who intervene between a man and his heart, as we only have Your mercy, You have decreed upon Yourself. If You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers. O Allah You have said in the clear Verses of Your book And your Lord says, {Call upon Me; I will respond to you} [Surah: 40 - Ghafir - Verse: 60] So the Dua'a (supplication) and the repentance is from me, and the response is from You and You do not break Your promise. Exalted You are our Lord, your promise is true and you are the Most Merciful O Allah Give us the strength to fulfil what we have promised You to follow the global caller to Allah, the caliph of Allah on Earth the Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammed Al-Yamani. O Allah, make the raising of him a blessing upon us and not a misery upon us because of our turning away from the call to the truth of the Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammed Al-Yemeni”. Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammed Al-Yemeni And to read more statements which written by the awaited imam mahdi (Nasser Muhammad Al-Yemeni) Search on Google for the English section of his official website

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  • I love those colorsss

    Josephine BalbontinJosephine Balbontin5 hari yang lalu
  • The grandma look like the grandma in coco

    DaphnéeDaphnée5 hari yang lalu
  • What a great kind women x. Respect for what she has achieved so far

    Ramees MohiyudheenRamees Mohiyudheen6 hari yang lalu
  • Lovely. Would love to have one of those to display ❤️ this woman needs to get an online shop, or on etsy at the very least 😍

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  • Its sad that she is 72 one still working that shows how much she wants to keep this business

    Samantha TsalkosSamantha Tsalkos6 hari yang lalu

  • She kinda looks like coco's grandma

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  • What store in nyc?

    Melissa RomeroMelissa Romero6 hari yang lalu
  • *Read candles as CANDY for 2mins

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  • What a fantastic woman!!!

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  • Lovely

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  • mexico and philippines elders are so similar. the same work ethic, values and humble character. thanks to galleon trade sharing of culture

    Mark Daniel LouweMark Daniel Louwe7 hari yang lalu
  • Her voice is so calming...

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  • $15 is so cheap for New York

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  • Believe in Jesus Christ and you will be saved, John 3:16, KJV....

    Eagle775Eagle7757 hari yang lalu
  • More examples of how the church took advantage of indigenous people.

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  • She's an artist.

    ImmortalChaosImmortalChaos7 hari yang lalu
  • The flowers are exquisite!

    ImmortalChaosImmortalChaos7 hari yang lalu
  • SHE NEEDS TO INCREASE THOSE PRICES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! She needs to get paid for handmade candles.

    Robert PirlotRobert Pirlot7 hari yang lalu
  • How beautiful and special thank you for passing on your skills the world needs the beauty

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  • I can’t even make apprentices do the easiest things to help them help themselves

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  • Get this woman a Skillshare sponsorship or something, gotta keep trades like this alive!

    shamelessFNGRLshamelessFNGRL7 hari yang lalu
  • What a beautiful world we could live in if money hadn't become God and those with the money hadn't stolen our traditions and our knowledge of how to care for ourselves. God Bless you little Mama

    Leah InAnotherLifeLeah InAnotherLife7 hari yang lalu
  • $15? people would be willing to pay over 1000 bucks for these. If people are willing to buy a brick for one grand, they'd buy these for a million! She seems lovely and modest too!

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  • I wanna buy one!

    Dream SoloDream Solo7 hari yang lalu
  • Is it just me or dose she not look like the grandma from coco sorry if it is disrespectful( I also speak Spanish so la gente que me quiere hablar en español háblame

    Emilee LeyvaEmilee Leyva7 hari yang lalu
  • Respect for her, she lived 300 years for this company! 🙌🏻

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  • Am i the only one who wants to learn dying traditions/skills so it won't die????

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  • I love that she's of american descendency, there isn't a lot in the media

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    • @riptorn wow, so you really allegedly watched this video, and you're saying he looks more like the people in this video than a european old man, amazing

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    • @riptorn yeah, ok

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    • @riptorn also, i doubt that the american president is not mostly from european descendency, let alone be perceived as someone from american descendency

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    • @riptorn *English media, and those are still only a few, while I can count a bunch from european ascendency

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  • I'd LOVE to visit her and purchase a whole bunch! ❤️😍💕

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  • Nice work low income though

    Nitish AryaNitish Arya7 hari yang lalu
  • me recuerda tanto a mi abuelita como la extrano

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  • teotitlan de flores magon del valle oaxaca

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  • She looks EXACTLY like the grandmother in coco

    Anna StålerAnna Ståler7 hari yang lalu
  • She's a legend

    ilyn Payneilyn Payne7 hari yang lalu
  • I would think these could sell for a couple hundred dollars.

    Orleans ArtistOrleans Artist7 hari yang lalu
  • Is that Abuelita from Coco?

    Jenne .DJenne .D7 hari yang lalu
  • I cried. Mind your business 😭

    Sekope MakoniSekope Makoni7 hari yang lalu
  • love this! so beautiful! thankyou! hugs to viviana!

    marvin raphael monfortmarvin raphael monfort7 hari yang lalu
  • God bless you, Viviana....❤

    Fret Less, Smile MoreFret Less, Smile More7 hari yang lalu
  • I would love to buy some of their candles.

    SumoriSumori7 hari yang lalu
  • Beautiful creation,May God continue to bless your hands.

    Mayana CharlesMayana Charles7 hari yang lalu
  • 15 dollars? Will you post me 10 to NZ?

    Vali UmpillVali Umpill8 hari yang lalu
  • And then there's tiktok uwu's who sell a remelted candle for $20

    funny braceletsfunny bracelets8 hari yang lalu
  • $15 for a beeswax candle of that size????? Good gods! She needs to be selling those for $150 in the US. The wax alone costs many times more!!

    Carlos PerezCarlos Perez8 hari yang lalu
  • She is so wonderful, Viviana is a gift to us ALL. Thank you for sharing her story.

    Caroline DoughertyCaroline Dougherty8 hari yang lalu
  • When she said “ she learned how to make candles” made me think of the movie tangled

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  • Someone explain the 269 dislikes

    Jair RodriguezJair Rodriguez8 hari yang lalu
  • I was ready to pay over $50, but she only charges $15. I would feel bad buying them for that price, she has a talent and I would at least like to give her 30. I don't have family there, but if I did I would beg them to buy some for me and I would send them the money. I don't travel, but have family that does. Maybe they could do a little detour on their next visit. I would like to get one for my grandma, my mom, and a few small ones for El dia de los muertos. Especially if she could make them look like marigolds.

    Vicky FloresVicky Flores8 hari yang lalu
  • Thanks for sharing 🌻

    Mary Ng shwu lingMary Ng shwu ling8 hari yang lalu
  • More videos like this please,

    Zachary CookZachary Cook8 hari yang lalu
  • I hope process that this video generates will go to her family

    Lisa LoveLisa Love8 hari yang lalu
  • What a beautiful woman. So talented.

    christmasinachristmasina8 hari yang lalu
  • Beautiful, truly.

    Wild Woodland WitchWild Woodland Witch8 hari yang lalu
  • $15 for one of those candles that takes her days and days to America it would cost hundreds of dollars....

    Beth's CompilationsBeth's Compilations8 hari yang lalu
  • A wonderful story, touching.Much love to Viviana. So talented and deeply spiritual. Muy bonito.

    John Edward JonesJohn Edward Jones8 hari yang lalu
  • Amazing. ❤️ I bet her hands are so soft from working with wax all these years!

    Amanda FitzwaterAmanda Fitzwater8 hari yang lalu
  • Shes a queen

    LeleponponLeleponpon8 hari yang lalu
  • I hope someone passes it on if there’s people left to

    Lucy KrizmanicLucy Krizmanic8 hari yang lalu
  • @ 7:11 I love that ivory candle stick with the Lilies.

    Brenda StraleyBrenda Straley8 hari yang lalu
  • Viviana...your a creative genius... Love your story...♡

    Katie BurkeKatie Burke8 hari yang lalu
  • Im spanish to and growing in the USA this has alway been my tradition👍

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  • Only 15$ a candle one should be 50$ or more! She makes molds and it takes her a month to finish one stick!

    sayra azizsayra aziz8 hari yang lalu
  • $15????? I don’t know how far that goes in Mexico but that’s way too cheap for the amount of time and labor going into those candles

    Hannah LukeHannah Luke8 hari yang lalu
  • Ay! Las velitas en la mesa son preciosas. Las mujeres son talentosas.

    Elizabeth BarberElizabeth Barber8 hari yang lalu
  • The fact that she knows that her life is going to a end, I feel so bad for her. It was really sad, I wish the best for her and her family .

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