Snow Lion Handcrafted Wooden Incense Burner
These beautiful rectangular Lion Carved Handcrafted Wooden Incense burner boxes are hand crafted by a Newar Family of Bhaktapur Nepal, the Prajapatis. These boxes are beautifully painted and have carvings of Eight Auspicious Symbols. All the work in these incense burner boxes are meticulously hand carved and hand painted.
Snow Lion - Wikipedia
The Snow Lion (sometimes spelled snowlion; Tibetan: གངས་སེང་གེ་, Wylie: gangs seng ge; Chinese: 雪獅) is a celestial animal of Tibet. It is the emblem of Tibet, representing the snowy mountain ranges and glaciers of Tibet, and may also symbolize power and strength, and fearlessness and joy, east and the earth element
The lid has a narrow elongated opening which works as an exhaust for the incense smoke and fragrance. Also, there is a place to store incense that can be slide open with the help of a hook at the side of the box.
This makes the box more attractive and creative.
The process of the carpentry goes as follows: After the wooden box is complete, it is then hand carved with beautiful Lion design and is hand painted by the Buddhist community of Tamangs in Kathmandu Valley. It takes upto 2 days to complete one box. The vibrant colors, auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism, beautiful designs and detailed paint-work makes this box special and decorative.
As these boxes are meticulously hand painted with vibrant colors and various beautiful patterns, these incense holder boxes are trending as home Decor these days and are in a lot of demand. These are favored by the tourist visiting Nepal and are collected as art and decorative pieces; these are also popular and hot items to be presented as gifts to your near and dear ones.
Size: 15"L X 4.2"B X5" H
Weight: 1110 grams approx.