Great looking incense burner
This messing incense burner is inspired by the Islamic world.
It is designed to burn scented wood like aloeswood, agarwood, incense powder, herbs...
Though not used during worship, incense is widely used throughout the Islamic world to remind the believers of the rewards of righteous believers in Paradise.
Perfumed scents are still used widely throughout the Muslim world to signify special occasions such as weddings and aqiqahs (naming ceremonies for newborn infants), and to enhance the atmosphere in homes, the market place, and at social gatherings.
Perusing Islamic history, one will find many references to musk, rose, sandalwood, oud, bakhoor, frankincense, myrrh, jasmine, lilies, citrus oils and other fragrances.
Height: 18 cm
Diameter: 7 cm
Most of their products are manufactured under their supervision in an ashram in India, where they closely monitor working conditions and salary of the workers. The labour force consist mainly of farmers wifes who thus can generate an income of their own. Child labour is strickly not allowed.
The ritual incense and ayurvedic products are manufactured according traditional Vedic recipes and techniques; a part of the revenue of these products is used for supporting an ayurvedic hospital which offers free medical care for the poor.
The provenance of the products of other manufacturers is closes monitored; each year several visits are made to these factories to check on the working conditions.