The Om symbol surrounded by brilliant rays of a fiery sun has been meticulously engraved into the center of this lovely black Soapstone Om Incense Holder. The hand painted white engraving creates a striking contrast against the deep black color of the soapstone. Om is the prime mantra of the Higher self, or Atman. It attunes us with our true nature. It is the sound of the universe. Each of these ash catchers have a pre-drilled hole to hold an incense stick, but they are perfect for burning incense cones too! Please allow for slight variations, as these are hand made items using natural materials.