About Damar Batu.
Damar Batu is a fossilized natural resin, originally found on or under the jungle floors of a selection of forests through South East Asia. The resin, harder than most, is a product of ancient Shorean trees. It is stone-shaped and ranges in color from yellowish-brown to black, with various sizes ranging from 1 cm to 20 cm.
Damar Batu is popular in the Indian subcontinent region for its many uses:
Traditionally Damar Batu is used as incense, in medicines and sometimes as a natural mosquito repellant. It was originally used in oil paintings of the nineteenth century and in the wax of batik and as a varnish but more recently it has been used in the manufacture of anti-corrosive paint, in paper manufacturing, in inks, polishes and even as a beverage additive. It is often boiled with Karanji Oil and treated with lime to form a paste which is applied to wooden fishing boats as a water-resistant sealant and anti-fouling caulk agent. When heated or burned, Damar Batu exudes a pleasant smell so it has been used in incense and is also thrown into incinerators to mask the smell of the dead.
Our Damar Batu.
Our Damar Batu is found on or under the ground within specific areas of Laos. We work closely with artisanal villagers who collect the best product for our customers. We have access to many different regions, each offering damar batu of slightly varying quality and structure. We strive to find exactly what our clients are looking for.
Product range and packaging to be discussed and tailored to clients’ requirements.
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