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Runmonty
01-24-2014, 03:36 AM
A few differing takes on joss sticks from Buddhist temples in Penang Malaysia

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/12114987926_35463b7cd0_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/12114987926/)
Joss Sticks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/12114987926/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

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Joss sticks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/12114649423/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

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Joss sticks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56001877@N04/12114725354/) by runmonty (http://www.flickr.com/people/56001877@N04/), on Flickr

Hillbillygirl
01-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Very interesting set, and really like #3.

ewaizel
01-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Love it!
#1 my Fab. Like the different layers.

Barefoot
01-24-2014, 05:24 PM
All three are nice, RM. Don't make me pick one, but the eyes are cool in the first.

aubintbay
01-24-2014, 05:55 PM
I'm not familiar with the name "joss sticks" but it looks to be right in there with incense. Likin' both #2 and 3 here.

QuietOne
01-25-2014, 01:58 AM
Another vote for number 3. Nice work.

Runmonty
01-25-2014, 06:50 AM
I appreciate you all looking and commenting. Thanks.


I'm not familiar with the name "joss sticks" but it looks to be right in there with incense. Likin' both #2 and 3 here.

Aub, direct cut and paste from Wikipedia to save me typing

Joss sticks are the name given to incense sticks used for a variety of purposes associated with ritual and religious devotion in China and India. They are used in Chinese influenced East Asian and Southeast Asian countries, traditionally burned before the threshold of a home or business, before an image of a Chinese popular religion divinity or spirit of place, or in small and humble or large and elaborate shrine found at the main entrance to each and every village. Here the earth god is propitiated in the hope of bringing wealth and health to the village. They can also be burned in front of a door, or open window as an offering to heaven, or devas.

Marko
01-25-2014, 09:45 AM
cool set - shot 1 for me please

Runmonty
01-26-2014, 03:43 AM
Thanks Marko

asnow
01-26-2014, 05:10 PM
They are all good but my preference is Number 3.

Runmonty
01-31-2014, 05:55 PM
Appreciate that asnow. Thanks for looking