Aloeswood is very expensive in 2010 prices of Aloeswood ranged up to $100,000/kg. This is due to the fact that most Aloeswood trees are going extinct and aren't being infected with a fungus. The reason Aloeswood cost so much is also due to the fact that it has to have Phialophora parasitic (Fungus). it highly uncommon for a tree to be infected with it and in some areas impossible to find this type of fungus. However, we provide this type of bracelet and are always running low on stock.
Aloeswood is the common name for resinous wood that forms in the ancient Aquilaria and some Gyrinops species of trees that grow in the hearts of the dense forests of South East Asia. The wood of the tree produces this dark aromatic resin, which is very similar to wood but not exactly wood. This Aloeswood is a part of its natural defense mechanism when the tree is infected.
It is said that the percentage of old Aquilaria and Gyrinops species is less than 1% from the overall portion of trees in the world, and in that 1% for every ten trees, only one will have its heartwood considerably infected to make this Aloeswood.
In almost every ancient scripture of the Sanskrit, Torah, Gospel, and the Muslim scriptures, there is a reference to the Aloeswood and its value and benefit
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) held the tradition of fumigation with Agarwood, which continues in the Muslim world up to this day.
Sufis, in Islam, used and burned Aloeswood in meditation and recitation; this is known as "dhikr" to purify the soul and strengthen the will and inner light.
The Song of Songs describes King Solomon (peace be upon him) as "coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense" and there are numerous references throughout this book of the Old Testament to "every kind of incense tree", which popular belief denotes to aloeswood.
The Bible mentioned several citations of Oud, including a text in which Jesus (peace be upon him) is said to have been perfumed with aloes.
The emperors and the extremely wealthy ancient Chinese used to make their coffins out of this aloeswood.
The most precious Buddhist string of beads is made of Aloeswood.
A famous Buddhist story tells of a Buddhist monk sacrificing his prayer rosary in which he grinds one of his agarwood beads into powder whenever he met the sick to cure them with it, which resulted in even the severely stricken person getting well.
Some stories of the extreme habits of the luxury of King Louis XIV of France said that he had the practice of washing some of his clothes in the aloeswood oil.
In the Japanese culture and the Japanese art of KODO, aloeswood is considered by far the best and the most precious and is believed to bring great luck and prosperity to the person.
In the Chinese tradition of Feng-shui, the art and discipline of energy flow in the place and space, and the aloeswood has been associated with producing great luck and positive energy wherever placed.
This Buddhist bracelet is 100% natural aloeswood, handmade by a master artist, individually blessed by a Buddhist monk.
We not only source our wood directly and ethically; we make sure that we NEVER source or use wood from endangered forests or unethical sources.