Hand Carved Elephant Soapstone Incense Burner
Hand carved soapstone elephant incense stick and incense cone holder/burner. Made of natural soapstone, color may vary slightly from what is pictured. Can be used to burn incense sticks and/or incense cones. Size: approximately 4" tall.
It is believed that using elephant symbolism in and around one's household will invite good luck and good fortune into one's home, while keeping any negativity out.
In many cultures, elephants are revered and highly respected due to their symbolic meaning. Cultures in most regions across the world hold some sort of value to the elephant as a symbol, which makes it a very powerful and prominent symbol.
Strength & Power: In the most general, universal meaning, the elephant symbolizes strength and power. This meaning refers to both the body and the mind. The elephant is also seen as a sort of spirit guide to help us along a journey that requires patience.
Wisdom & Loyalty: Elephant symbolism also represents sensitivity, wisdom, stability, loyalty, intelligence, peace, reliability and determination, which are all seen in the animal's nature when observed in the wild. Elephants are gentle giants, who show great care toward their herd, offspring and elders. This symbolizes responsibility, determination and loyalty.
Patience: Elephants are also a symbol for keeping calm and having patience. Elephants are generally calm and mellow creatures, and very slow to anger, unless their young or herd is threatened.
Power: In its huge physical form, the elephant could do a lot of damage if it wanted to, but it isn't in their nature to be destructive. This makes the elephant symbol so powerful and admirable, even though they have the power to dominate, they choose to lead a calm and harmonious existence.