To help you safely and effectively put out your candles
This candle ‘wicker is designed to assist in the extinguishing of your candles.
Use the angled part of the ‘wicker’ to push the lit wick into the molten pool of wax and again to pull the wick back out. Straighten as closely as possible.
This should stop the wick from smoking profusely and prime/coat the wick for the next lighting.