Hand-thrown incense holder in glazed white, light or raw stoneware
Rustic and hand-thrown, with all the charm of imperfection, this is both a sculptural piece of pottery and a tool for holding incense. We love how each piece has authentic character and markings, and the neutral tones and simple shapes make it easy to slip into any decor.
Incense burners date back to the Indus Valley Civilization, 3330 BC, when man sought to design a container for burning aromatic roots and flora. Since the holders, often called censers, are the receptacles for sacred smoke, they have spiritual significance. Throughout time, all strata of society used them. And while materials and shapes varied widely among cultures and through the centuries, the plate shape has been a constant. The simple design made it practical to make and allowed the incense to take center stage. Incausa burners are hand-thrown, so each one is unique. The one you receive may vary slightly from the image. They measure approximately 4” x 1” and come in a white glaze, light stone glaze, or raw stonework.
Handcraft traditions, ceremonial rituals and social consciousness are at the heart of Brooklyn-based Incausa. As founder Vinicius Vieira de Vieira puts it, the company is dedicated to the practice of “sacred trade” —using profits from the sales of incense and meditation tools to support craftsmanship and heritage in Nepal and Brazil, Vieira de Vieira’s home country. What started as a sidewalk-table venture has grown into a multinational grassroots organization committed to fair-trade practices that support indigenous artistry.
Glazed Black, Glazed Shino, Raw White
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