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The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
The Four Masters - Incense sticks
$36.00

The Four Masters - Incense sticks

The Four Masters | 四合香 

A Re-interpreted Blend

As its name suggests, this incense is made from the four grand masters of traditional Chinese incense – aloeswood (also named agarwood, jinko, oud), sandalwood, camphor and musk (substituted with musk grass).

From the Tang dynasty (beginning c. 7th century) onward, these four ingredients have been the pillars of Chinese incense, and the blend of these four is a true classic, with various versions documented in the History of Incense《香乘》.

This is a true no brainer – from the moment we first lit the prototype in the studio, we agreed unanimously that it was a blend for the final collection. The warm complexity of the aloeswood, the refreshing milkiness of the sandalwood, the gentle coolness of the camphor, rounded off with the smoothness of the musk – it all co-exists in perfect harmony.

Due to the cost of the raw ingredients, The Four Masters is only available stick form.

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The Four Masters is part of the Kin Premium Collection, a collection of incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios including our own. All incense in the Premium incense collection are enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink.

Size:

Full length: 21cm | 8.25 inches (60-70min burn time)

Half length: 10.5cm | 4.125 inches (30-35min burn time)    

Ingredients: Sandalwood, Aloeswood, Camphor, Musk Grass, Nanmu

Each package includes 20 sticks encased in a glass tube and a Wutong box. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Please note that as every piece is handmade, the size, shape and color will have irregularities depending on the batch. These are a part of the handmade process and not considered defects.

Over time, we may continue to tweak the blend as we are continually searching for better ingredients, and improvements to our processes.

Selection Half length sticks (10.5cm/4.125")
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