This is an incense burner and sweet smelling rhizome roots. Women put incense burner in a hollow in the back part of a hut and place a cage over it. They then straddle the cage so incense goes over the bodies and clothes. It is used during prayers.


  • Title: Incense burner and roots
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Incense burner and roots
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Clay
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Idina
  • Community: Borana
  • Collection Date: 1971-04-14
  • Collected By: Kimani

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