This incense burner is made of Purple clay or Zisha, a fine-textured and porous material found only in Yixing, China. Also known as Yixing clay. It features the image of the Buddha’s Palms.
It is used to burn incense, a ritual that has been practiced throughout history as one of the most popular methods to symbolically bless, clean, enhance and purify the atmosphere or Ch’i in a living or workspace. The aromatic smoke of the incense will enliven stale energy, create a sense of tranquility and produce Seng Ch’i, the intrinsic energy which brings good fortune.