Fine copper incense storage box of beautiful beaten brass and a decoration of genuine turquoise. From the local market in Tibet where we pick out every year and buy themselves.
Incense is a mixture of aromatic organic compounds, which can be lit and then evaluated as pleasant scent spreads. Incense is also meant the resin (frankincense) of the frankincense tree (Boswellia). The original meaning of the word incense "wijrook" (smoke to dedicate). Incense is certainly used since 1700 BC, probably originally as incense. An incense offering was intended to propitiate the gods. The smell and the prayer rise with the smoke upward. A practical use of incense was expelling decay. The blood and the remains of the animals sacrificed Jews were masked by the strong smell of incense. Incense was and is mainly used in Europe in churches. Although the Jews had to be expelled, the smell of the sacrifices could be by the scent of incense that obscure wealthy were buried in the church. The phrase filthy rich find here its possible origin. During funerals and places of pilgrimage where people have far to come seems to use the geurverdoezelende incense no accident. The resins and oils were priceless for ordinary people, because it had to be imported from outside Europe. Separately, there was outside the church no culture of using incense. Since the 1960s an increasing interest in oriental cultures and religion. In many countries like China, India, Tibet and Japan widely used incense. In these countries, incense as common as in the western world flowers at home or use soap or perfume. The interest also grew the import and use of oriental incense.