Incenses Corner..

Bukhoor (Arabic بخور) is the Arabic name given to woodchips soaked in fragrant oils or in most Arab countries it is the name given to scented bricks. These scented chips/bricks are burned in incense burners to perfume the home and clothing with a rich thick smoke.insense-burner This is used specifically on special occasions like weddings or on Fridays or generally just to perfume the house.ancient-insense-holder

The bukhoor is usually burned in a Mabkhara, traditional incense burner. It is traditional in many Arab countries to pass bukhoor amongst the guests in the Majlis (Arabic مجلس, meaning sitting room) this is done as a gesture of hospitality. Learn more..

rituals insense burnerIn some cultures, a person's upbringing can be sensed from the fragrance used by them. The tradition of bukhoor traveled to other Muslim countries (mainly) in a modified forms of incense sticks. Today, people have a variety of bukhoors to select. The bukhoor is popular in the Middle East (excluding Israel), Somalia, the Magreb and Egypt. Learn more..

The Ancient Egyptians loved beautiful fragrances. They associated them with the gods and recognised their positive effect on health and well being. The god of perfume, Nefertum, was also a god of healing who was thought to have eased the suffering of the aging sun god Re with a bouquet of sacred lotus. Perfumes were applied as oil-based salves, while Incense was formed into small pellets and burned.

Egypt was the world leader in the creation of perfume and was closely associated with the international perfume trade. When Julius Caesar took control of Egypt, he demonstrated this fact to the Roman people by throwing bottles of precious perfume to the crowd during his triumphant return to Rome. Read more..



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