This unique-looking incense burner is made of Purple clay or Zisha, a fine-textured and porous material found only in Yixing, China, giving rise to it being also known as Yixing clay. It features the famous Chinese God of War, also referred to as Kuan Kong, Guan Gong, Kwan Tai, Kwan Ti, or Kwan Yu, looking contemplative and distinguished in resplendent Dragon war robes.
Kwan Kung was a legendary hero from the days of the three kingdoms is one of the most war famous generals in Chinese history. Well respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness and revered as China’s finest military hero, he was later deified as the God of War and named Kwan Kung. Today, Kwan Kung is the renowned defender of all; the great protector of the oppressed, patron of the military and armed forces, and guardian deity for politicians, business leaders, and generally those seeking power, authority, and success. It is believed that leaders and businessmen who place an image of this deity behind them at work will never lack support from important people. Kwan Kung through his protective influences has also eventually become a symbol of wealth. Most of all, he stood for righteousness, loyalty, knowledge as a scholar, and ferociousness as a warrior. Thus he has many roles and is a most useful personage to have in the house which brings multiple benefits. It is, however, not necessary to worship or pray to this deity.
The incense burner 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 Chi in a living or workspace. The aromatic smoke of the incense will enliven stale energy, create a sense of tranquility and produce Seng Chi, the intrinsic energy which brings good fortune. This burner can be used to hold both cones and standard incense sticks.
Display the Zisha Clay General Kuan Kung Incense Burner by the main door of your home or business premises to ward off those with ill intentions. Another suitable area to place the Kwan Ti is the North West sector. Being a powerful, confident, honorable, righteous, fearless, and successful leader, his image is very effective for energizing the Northwest sector to enhance Mentor luck based on the Pakua 8 Aspirations Theory. This also ensures there are peace and harmony for everyone in the home and protection for the Father (Patriarch).