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Copal with Insects

Copal is most commonly known around the world as incense. It is a type of resin secreted by a tree which is in a state of polymerization or hardening somewhere between actual amber and viscous “gummy” resin. The trees secreting the resin are usually from tropical locations such as South America, Zanzibar or Madagascar. Indigenous people in Mexico and Central America still use copal as incense in ceremonies. Copal can be found either on living trees o buried beneath it. Sometimes insects and other natural material can be observed trapped inside the copal. Copal has a hardness of 2-2.5 and is usually translucent.  Our Copal is from Madagascar.

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