The tapers are grunged with cinnamon for a very primitive look. The bulb flickers like a real candle, but there is not a danger from the open flame of a candle. The 6″ tall battery-operated taper candles require 2 “AA” batteries which are not included. Each taper is dipped completely, and given a textured look with unique variations of color in the wax layering. When you receive the candle, just twist off the bottom, insert batteries, and twist the bottom back on. You can turn the light on and off by twisting the bottom slightly.
*Holder sold separate*