Papier d'Arménie incense paper was created more than 120 years ago and is a respected and much-treasured part of Parisian life. These are famous fragranced paper booklets that have been hand soaked in a process that takes more than 6 months. Each booklet contains 36 detachable strips of perfumed paper. To use, tear out a strip, fold it into a fan or concertina pattern, and place it in a burner or other container such as an ashtray. Light one end of the paper and it will begin to smoulder, gently emitting an incredible fragrance that is based on a traditional recipe of resins, including benzoin. The smoke clears the space, it acts as a beautiful deodoriser and uplifts the mood.
Photos by Cherie Locke and Papier d'Armenie.
Stackwood is situated on land belonging to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation. We pay our respects to all first nations people, their cultures, and their continuing connection to land, waters, community and the arts.
All images by Rae Fallon unless otherwise stated.
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