Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense
Nepali Rope Incense

Shaman's Market

Nepali Rope Incense

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Rope incense is a unique and lovely way to scent a space. This incense is handmade by women in Nepal who are paid fairly for their work. It is traditionally used in Tibet and Nepal and is formed from incense powder blended and bound into Lokta paper made from the Daphne bush which is then rolled and braided.  The herbs used have fumigation qualities and purify the atmosphere when burned.  This is a fair trade product ethically sourced from Shaman's Market. Read more about the rich tradition of rope incense below!  


Scent notes: 
-Sandalwood- Red and white sandalwood, Saldup, Spikenard, Cinnamon and Cloves (about 50 4" ropes per package)

-Spikenard- red and white sandalwood, Sungandhi Bal, cloves, cardamom and spikenard (about 50 4" ropes per package)

-Cedar- Deep, round, rich cedar smell (about 50 3.5" ropes per package)

-Three Mix- the combination of three types of incense powder: camphor, saldup and asta sugandha, giving it a deep, tingly, marshmallow-like warm smell. (about 50 3.5" ropes per package)

-Patchouli- characteristic strong, sweet and spicy scent (about 40-45 3.5" ropes per package)

-Nag Champa- herbal, resin, sandalwood (about 35-40 3.5" ropes per package)

-Agarwood- deeply primal, incredibly unique and is widely considered to be one of the best scents for meditation and yoga. (about 50 4" ropes per package)

-Himalayan Juniper- clear and refreshing and is one of the basic ingredients in incense making in general! (about 25 3.5" ropes per package)

How to burn: 
Rope incense can be burned lying flat on a fire proof surface or a bed of sand, or hanging by the loop at the end from a special [rope incense burner]. Light the pointed end on fire and blow it out when it starts to glow. Compost the ash. 


Nepali Rope Incense belongs to the long tradition of family cottage industries in the Himalayas. Almost all young children learn to twist ropes from their grandparents and eventually teach their own children or grandchildren. The ropes are produced in large quantities by farmers and other villagers during the off season. High quality aromatic medicinal herbs are gathered and dried by hand.