Gold gilded copper made incense burner with handle, pine and crane design
This type of incense burner was originally made as hand warmer with burning charcoal inside during Ming and Qing dynasties. Incense was incorporated into burning for mood enhancement while warming hands. Today the romantic ideal of spiritual and mood enhancement is the main emphasis of these beautiful handcrafted burners. It is suitable for coil, cone or powder incenses. Or it's simply a beautiful decoration in any home!
5.5" in diameter , 5.75" in height not including handle, weights approximately 3 lbs
Incense has a very long history dating prehistoric. Incense is burn to clear the air, eliminate bacteria, virus and odor in the air, also a insect repellent, thus it is a disease preventative measure. As the ingredients used for incense burning are increased in varieties, the discovery and study of herbal energy affects upon human body deepens along a few thousand years of practice, incenses now offer spiritual and mood enhancement formulas as well.