This incense stick holder has been cut and carved in central Scotland by hand from an alder branch.
It has been sanded very smooth and finished with linseed oil only, giving a natural look to this wood, which is sadly underused these days. Alder, with its alluring rich pinkish tones, used to be called "Scottish mahogany" and was once a highly desirable material for furniture making.
Having used incense stick holders for some time I find the ones that I usually come across have ash catching channels that are shallow and narrow. My holders have a wider groove, meaning less precision lining up of the stick and a deeper groove to allow less trips to the bin, and greater surety that the ash will stay in the groove.
The holder measures approximately 23cm (9") long and 4cm (1 1/2") wide.
If you want a specific wood or finish, please message me and I'll see what I can do.