Incense Burner Made of Pure Silver

2014.01.09  Custom Order

This incense burner was made at the request of making an item that will be the family heirloom. The six gourds are open worked to represent “no disease,” a tortoise shell for longevity, and a hexagonal shape for peace and purity of mind and the six roots of purity.

Forging, which is the process of squeezing and forming, is easier to form a round shape when viewed from above, but forming such a regular hexagonal shape is extremely difficult.