The Himalayan Cedar has been extracted from the wood of Cedar tree, which is found in Himalayan Regions of Nepal. The common Nepali name for this Himalayan Cedar is Dhup, which is basically being used for incense either in homes or in stupas and temples. This type of Dhup is typical in Newar community and almost each and every Newar homes are using it. This Himalayan Cedar is handmade and it is also called as Newa Dhup in Newari Culture.
Incense ropes are made by hand in a process that involves bundling the ingredients in a special hand prepared rice paper, then rolling and twisting it into a small rope-like braided form. The rope should be burnt in a marble or metal dish, or on an ash bed, a special incense burner. This rope type of incense can produce a substantial amount of smoke, and it can quickly overpower a small room so use sparingly.
One bundle contains 50 incense ropes, 11cm long each. Time of burning one rope is approximately 15min.