Atelier de Balthus Incense

DESCRIPTION

Atelier de Balthus Incense by celebrated French ceramic house, Astier de Villatte. The painter’s workshop is seen in a snapshot frame of the mind’s eye – wood-panelled, with green meadows stretching out beyond a huge bay window. Pale northern sunlight streams delicately across a still life of paint brushes, palettes, pots, half-finished canvases, and rags still wet with linseed oil. In the air is a heady scent of turpentine, which comingles with wisps of sweet smoke, along with honey, woods, tobacco and cedar wood from the forests beyond..

Scent family - Woody

Honey, woods, tobacco and cedar 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.

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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