this is a custom made joss stick incense holder. we started by constructing the skeleton of the structure. as seen in the pic, the initial design is different from end product. initial design was a pair of "qi lin" on each side and a lion head on each of the holder's support. but the customer decided to change to lotus flower design at last minute meeting. the entire holder was handcrafted using cement. we've decided to use this high grade gold paint for finishing to make it glamorous and easy maintanence for the temple caretakers.