The Himalayan Cedar for this fragrant rope incense is extracted from the wood of cedar trees which are found in Himalayan Region of Nepal. The common Nepali name for this Himalayan Cedar is Dhup. Pure cedar wood is rolled by hand in lokta paper. Use for meditation in your home, stupa or temple. This type of dhup is typical in Newar community and almost each and every Newar home uses it. It is also referred to as Newa Dhup in Newari culture. Each bundle contains approximately fifty 4 inch ropes. You can burn rope incense by lying it flat on a bed of sand or ash, which allows the entire rope to burn safely and completely or use a rope incense burner. Handcrafted in Nepal.
Nepali Rope Incense belongs to the long tradition of family cottage industries in the Himalayas. Almost all young children learn to twist ropes from their grandparents and eventually teach their own children or grandchildren. The ropes are produced in large quantities by farmers and other villagers during the off season. High quality aromatic medicinal herbs are gathered and dried. Herbs used have fumigation qualities and purify the atmosphere when burned. Lokta paper made from the Daphne bush is used to contain the herbs. The herbal blend is placed in the paper and given an artistic twist to create the rope like strands.