Vienna Imports is a rather unique incense boutique. We stock a rather extensive supply of handcrafted incense sticks from various parts of the world. Our incense is carefully sourced from popular incense manufacturers and distributors to ensure you receive a fresh product. Here at Vienna Imports we stock a rather unique variety of incense sticks.
Some of our most popular sticks at our incense boutique include: Divine Flora by Nandi, Shanthimalai Nag Champa, Indian Temple by Song of India, Chandan (sandalwood) by Balaji, Tibetan sticks by Mandala Arts & Incense, and much more!
What is Incense?
Incense is typically made from fragrance resins, woods and plant materials. In traditional masala styled sticks, a paste is formed and then shaped around a bamboo stick or similar material. Although sticks are the most common form, there are also non-combustible forms of incense. Often you’ll see priests burning frankincense or myrrh in orthodox religious temples. Other varieties include cones, scented ropes, resinous dhoops, and smudge sticks.
Zen priests transcribed a document in the 16th century which was referred to as the Ten Virtues of Koh.
This famous document described the benefits of incense in classic Japanese fashion:
The Ten Virtues of Koh
- It brings communication with the transcendent.
- It refreshes mind and body.
- It removes impurity.
- It brings alertness.
- It is a companion in solitude.
- In the midst of busy affairs, it brings a moment of peace.
- When it is plentiful, one never tires of it.
- When there is little, still one is satisfied.
- Age does not change its efficacy.
- Used everyday, it does no harm.
We also sell many cultural and religious products including dream-catchers, prayer beads, tapestries, gemstones, minerals, cultural CD’s, books, and much more!
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