A traditional form of incense used in Tibet and Nepal, this bundle of "ropes" is formed from incense powder blended and bound to rice paper which is then rolled and braided. Patchouli has a characteristic strong, sweet, and spicy scent long said to inspire, attract and intensify love. Comes in a bundle of approximately 40 to 45 sticks, 3.5" long. You can burn rope incense by lying it flat on a bed of sand, 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.