Incense Burner - BACKFLOW CONE BURNER, DRAGON (Medium)
Incense Not Included - available separately - CLICK HERE for Backflow Incense cones
Backflow incense cones differ from standard cones as they are semi-hollow, and designed to be used with special burners like these which have a hole or design that pulls the smoke downward and allows it to fall in a flow, creating a stunning visual effect as it cascades over or through the burner.
NOTE: While you can use a backflow burner with standard cones like any other incense holder, unless you use specialised Backflow Cones, you will not see any cascade effect.
Our DRAGON Design backflow burner has a matte brown pottery finish with exquisite detail of a scaled dragon wrapped around it. The dragon's head faces the cone as it sits over the hole on the top section, with the smoke designed to flow downwards, over the wall the dragon rests on and into the 'paved' section below.
This burner also has an extra hole in the front corner for incense sticks or Japanese incense (koh) - perfect for Morning Star incense. If burning sticks that lean out over the edges of the burner make sure it is placed on a heatproof surface to catch the extra ash.
DIMENSIONS: Approx 9cm wide, 7.5cm deep and 6cm in height.
IMPORTANT: Most backflow burners are fairly small so do check the size carefully before purchasing.
See any additional photos to get a sense of the size of a cone alongside the burner.
HOW TO USE BACKFLOW INCENSE
Light the incense as you'd light any incense cone: hold a flame to the tip until it catches, then blow out the flame and place the cone safely onto the burner. Backflow cones have a hole in the base that goes almost to the top of the cone; place the lit cone so that the hole aligns with the hole on the top level of the burner. The cone will burn normally (with smoke moving upwards) until it begins to burn the hollow section, and will then begin to draw the smoke through the hole in the base of the cone (some smoke will continue to go upwards - this is normal). Each burner has a different 'path' that the smoke is designed to flow through as it continues to burn.
NOTE: Ensure your burner is on a heat-proof surface as, depending on the design, some hot ash may fall onto the surface below. Dispose of ash once it has completely cooled, and always keep lit incense out of reach of children or pets. Never leave lit incense unattended.