Carved Wooden Incense Tower with Brass Buddha Inlay

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Dimensions: Octaganol Tower is 30.5cm (12 inches) high, 8cm (about 3 inches) wide.

A hand carved wooden octagonal tower with brass buddha inlay on alternate faces. The base has a central metal disc for cones and four metal insets for incense sticks. The tower is made from high quality wood and is beautifully finished with a smooth polished feel.

More About the Symbol of the Buddha
Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one". The Buddha began life in the 6th century BC as Siddhartha Gautama, the son of a tribal leader, in an area that is now probably Nepal. From this privileged position, he began to wonder about the meaning of life and death and of growing old. It is said that one day he met a sadhu, (a holy man), who had given up all material possessions to go forth in search of truth. This must have been a major factor in inspiring Siddharta, at 29, to leave behind his comfortable life - and his wife and child - in order to find the truth.

He went in search of teachers, illuminated ones who could give him the knowledge he sought. He would absorb their teachings and then move on, valuing what he had learned but always feeling that there was something more, something that he was missing. For years he practised a programme of austerities, which in many ways amount to self-torture, during which he became weaker and weaker through long periods of fasting. He began to accumulate disciples, impressed by his great feats of asceticism. Eventually he realised that his austerities were not bringing him any closer to the truth, and he began to eat again. After nearly killing himself through lack of food the Buddha realised there was a middle way between deprivation and indulgence.

Six years after leaving his home and family, he came to a place now known as Buddha Gaya, and stopped under a tree by a river. He started to relax his whole being, and stopped pushing so hard for the truth. Through meditation, he plunged deeper and deeper into his super-consciousness. After 49 days under the tree it is said he attained enlightenment where he understood the root of all suffering and also what steps were needed to end suffering.

To wear, carry or have around you symbols of the Buddha reminds us that total peace and bliss are possible. It reminds us of the words that hint at what enlightenment feels like: illumination, knowing, peace, calm, clarity, wisdom, profound love, and bliss.

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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Choose between Royal Mail post (cheaper and slower) or DHL (more expensive and faster).

• Royal Mail to Europe 5-10 working days after dispatch - from £4.20 (2 kg max.)
• DHL to Europe from 1-2 days after dispatch - from £19.96.
• Royal Mail to Outside Europe 10-15 working days after dispatch - from £6.48 (2 kg max.)
• DHL to Outside Europe from 1-2 days after dispatch - from £25.00.

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RETURNS INFORMATION

We accept returns of unopened / unused products within 60 days, please refer to our FAQ page for more information on this.


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  • 5
    Great for burning incense sticks

    Posted by Michael H on 15th Oct 2019

    I already have a similar, horizontal burner of this type, but rather liked the look of this upright version. It is handmade, but good quality. I rather like the fact that it is handmade, it gives it a more authentic feel. The wooden tube sits over a wooden base that has holes for 4 sticks. Simply light the stick(s) and carefully place the tube over it. Quickly the burner fills with smoke, which emanates from the handcrafted holes in the top and sides. It looks great. The ash from the burnt stick can fall onto the floor and make a mess when you remove the tube, so makes sure you hold it over the sink, for example, when you open it.

  • 5
    Works great

    Posted by Mint, Scotland on 27th Feb 2016

    I got mine in record timing. However I did notice that its got cracked somehow. However this does not hinder the performance, or take anything from the look. Works great though, I have spent several months travelling through Japan and this helps to fill that now void of being home. :) Domo.(a replacement was sent to the customer)