Burning incense is an ancient healing tradition worldwide - actually one of the very first administrations of herbal medicine was through burning dried herbs. This sacred practise has probably been performed since the discovery of fire itself. Through industrialization and mass production of incense, we may have strayed from the purity of it all by adding chemicals and synthetic perfumes to the products. However, the burning of pure herbs and aromatics for clearing space and healing is still being practised today.
These incense holders are made as an homage to ancient earth-based medicine - to a time when humans were more connected to the Earth and her wisdom.