This incense stick holder has been cut and carved by hand from pine in central Scotland and hand sanded to a smooth finish.
The piece has been finished with a green dye so that the grain pattern remains visible but a nice bright colour is achieved. After dying I added a couple of coats of linseed oil to bring out the patterns and protect the wood.
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 are elongated bowls, meaning less precision lining up of the stick, greater capacity to allow less trips to the bin, and better surety that the ash will stay in the groove.
It measures approximately 23cm (9") long and 2.8cm (1 1/8") wide.
I have red and blue listed here also but I can make other colours, so if you have a request, please send me a message.