Opéra Incense

DESCRIPTION

Opéra Incense by celebrated French ceramic house, Astier de Villatte. The splendour of the Palais Garnier. Ballet movements in the Great Hall: entrechats, pas de deux, ronds de jambes upon sumptuous parquet floors, polished with beeswax. Richly upholstered foyers reach to the very roof of the Opera, where thick streams of honey are collected from hives which spread forth giddying notes of Absolute Beeswax, rendered sublime by additions of Sandalwood and Styrax resin.

Scent family - Woody

Honey, wax, and polished wood.

All natural fragrance incense.

Each box contains approx 125 sticks, each with a burn time of 30 minutes.

Incense sticks are handmade in Japan. Comes in a beautiful box each with a label handprinted in France.

This item is not available for online purchasing, to enquire please phone the store on 09 3764802, or email us at shop@tessuti.co.nz to arrange an order.

DETAILS

  • Thanks to its favourable climate, the best incense in the world comes from Awaji. Just off the coast of Kobe. The Koh-Shis, masters of scent, make incense in line with a thousand year old tradition that is handed down from father to son. They alone master the four production stages. First, the all-natural ingredients are prepared and mixed: exotic woods, plants and herbs, vegetable resin and perfume. Then the paste is kneaded, squeezed and shaped before being left to dry in the west wind for three days before being gathered into bundles.

ABOUT the MAKER

Astier de Villatte

Astier de Villatte ceramics are handmade in their Parisian workshops. Each piece is unique, as a result of manual work and the natural method of drying. The white enamel allows an irregular glimpse of the brown clay underneath.

The production of ceramic objects is a long and delicate process. Each piece is entirely made by one craftsperson. In fact, you can find engraved on each piece the initials of Astier de Villatte and of the craftsperson who made it.

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