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Incense sticks - Snowlion Tibetan

£2.50

This very special ritual or 'Zimpu' incense is made with over 55 ingredients including bittersweet saffron and rich, woody sandalwood which produces a fascinating, deeply earthy and complex aroma. The featured Snowlion is a powerful and iconic symbol in Tibetan culture and is featured prominently on the Tibetan flag. This incense is traditionally used in the daily devotional puja rituals.

Tibetan incense is made by crushing and mixing pure ingredients into a paste before rolling them into long sticks (without a wood or bamboo core) which are then cut to the desired length. This method of preparation means that the sticks are naturally thicker and nothing is wasted when they are burnt. There is very little or no use of essential oils to flavour them so when they are thoroughly dried they will last for many years with little degradation in quality.

Because Tibetan incenses are thicker than Indian style stick incense, please make sure you have a suitable holder, many are available further on in this product section. Alternatively a ceramic bowl filled with sand is more than suitable.

Approx: 17cm Long
42 Sticks.
Origin: Nepal

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