Incense Burner - BACKFLOW CONE BURNER, YIN-YANG KOI (Large)
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 YIN-YANG KOI FISH Design backflow burner is one of our larger burners, with the diameter of the main round section approx 10.5cm, and around 12.5cm at the widest including the 'well' section at the top. Made with a rough matte brown pottery finish, your backflow cone sits at the top of the 'well', with the smoke designed to flow downwards into the well and out through a series of holes in the next level below, before it finally pours gracefully over the koi fish below, leaving a beautiful impression of the fish swimming in misty water.
Fish set in a circular yin-yang configuration like this are believed to bring prosperity and happiness, with each fish assisting the other to ensure all is well, even in humble circumstances.
This burner also has an extra hole next to the 'well' section (see the additional photos) for an incense stick or Japanese koh stick - 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 12.5cm at the widest, with a diameter of approx 10.5cm for the main base section, and around 5cm in total height.
IMPORTANT: Most backflow burners are fairly small so do check the size carefully before purchasing - this is one of our larger designs but is still not an overly large burner.
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.