"Sun Bear - Tipi - Handmade Ceramic Incense Burner
(with incense plate and 10 incense cones)
I am so in love with making these Tipi's because they are not only a functional incense burner, but
they are a super cute and beautiful piece of art for your sacred space, altar, and home.
I am an avid incense burner and have my own little Tipi on my altar which I use almost every
single day! I imagine the home fires burning in the tribe. A hush has come over the land and it
could be dawn or dusk, but it is always the fires that bring us in a circle. Coming together in
communities and families to share the dreams for a new day and stories of our past day's
You can also use the Tipi with the incense plate as a little offering plate for crystals and such too!
The word "Tipi" originates from the Lakota language and the word “Thípi,” which is often
translated to mean “they dwell.”
The Tipi was more than just a dwelling to the people who built them. They represented many
things: a home, protection from the elements, community, and a sacred space.
The structure itself was held very sacred. The floor of a Tipi would be in the shape of a circle,
which symbolized how everything in the world is connected. The floor space itself represented the
earth, while the soaring walls represented the sky. In some cases, a small altar may have been
built near the center of the Tipi for prayer purposes such as burning incense.
A box of White Sage incense cones (10 cones) is included with the Tipi so you can start using it
right away when it arrives. Considered a sacred herb by Native American people, White Sage is
used for purification and protection purposes. Many people follow the ancient Native American
tradition of smudging, which is believed to clear away negative energies.
To use the Tipi incense burner: Simply light the incense cone and then blow out. Place the
smoldering cone on to the incense plate, cover with the Tipi and the incense smoke will come out
of the hole in the top of the Tipi.
To see a little video on how the Tipi works, please visit my short Facebook video of my own Tipi
burning some incense here:
"Tipi Incense Burner"
This Tipi has designs of spiral suns, bear paw-prints, feathers, and spirals of all kinds.
The Tipi measures about 4 and 1/4 inches in height and has a base diameter of about 3 and 1/2
inches. The incense plate has a diameter of 2 and 1/8 inches. The incense plate is the perfect size
for cones, and it also fits perfectly the round charcoal briquettes for burning herbs and resins on.
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(shown in inches)