Cobra Snake Incense Holder / Burner for Incense Cones Hand Painted
This is an updated version of our ever popular Guardian Cobra Incense Burner. We wanted to give it unique design that would complement its more natural environment but still have that impressive look to it. The body is now much shorter and stands upright on top of a natural wooden stand. It is still an incense cone burner only and the effects are just as stunning as our original but with the added natural look and feel about it.
The Cobra incense burner takes incense cones which, when burnt, will first slowly creep out of the hood in an atmospheric way, sometimes shrouding the cobra in a supernatural type mist or curling delicately away in beautiful spirals, the smoke never leaves the same way twice.
But that is not the end; the incense will build up in the head to allow it to also curl out of the mouth piece, this can be occasional or at the same time as the hood. Due to its unique diffusion the Cobra Incense Burner has the same hypnotic beauty as flickering flames in a fire.
The air pressure and temperature will always effect the way the incense is diffused from the Cobra making it different every time you light it. Very special indeed.
One of history’s great protective symbols.
Snakes, especially the cobra, are often shown as guardians or protectors of sacred sanctuary’s, places of worship and other similar locations.
This connection probably originates from the observation that if threatened some snakes, particularly the cobra, often holds and defends their ground by using a threatening display and then attacking if necessary, only retreating if considerable outmatched.
Many cultures throughout history have held the cobra in high esteem and it is often found in many stories and legends sometimes appearing as a god or deity or as a symbol of one. Almost always as a protector or a guardian figure; for example, in Sikhism it was a cobra that protected a young guru Nanak Dev from the midday sun while he was in a deep meditative state.
Ancient Egypt probably has one of the most widely known connections to the cobra. They were used as symbols for many things such as the sun and Lower Egypt often depicted with a vulture, the symbol of Upper Egypt, around the eye of Horus, together they make a powerful symbol of unification and togetherness of the two lands.
The cobra is also a symbol of the goddess Wadjet who was the guardian protector of royal tombs. It was said that anybody who wanted to rob or vandalise a tomb would face the goddess who would spit venom at them.
In more modern cultures, because of their ability to shed their skin, they have become a strong symbol for rebirth, transformation, immortality and healing.
Contemporary beliefs also suggest that when a snake comes into your life you should expect sudden and swift changes throughout your life passing out of the old and into the new finding previously unknown powers of creativity and wisdom.
This resin incense burner is a unique design to DMRLS.
Please insure that you use the incense cone holder supplied with your incense cone packet when using this burner. keep away from children and pets and never leave a burning incense cone unattended whilst using the Cobra burner.