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  making of incense sticks

 

Vietnam

After the thin bamboo sticks, used to make incense sticks, are cut, dyed and dried, the end which has no colour on it is rolled in a sticky dough-like mixture of cinnamon and oil, and then dipped in fine sandalwood powder, which serves as a coating and enhances combustion.

 

When the above process is completed, the incense sticks are laid out to dry in the wind or sun once again, now to allow the incense itself to harden. After that, these incense sticks are ready for use.

 

  making of incense sticks