This incense burner is curved from soapstone (dagah) dug from the hills around Mogadishu. An axe with a hooked stick is used to cut the stone and a knife to decorate the top part. The incense is used by women to keep themselves and their houses smelling nice.


  • Title: Incense Burner
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Incense Burner
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Stone
  • Photographer: GibsPhotography
  • Local Name: Burjiko
  • Community: Hawiya
  • Collection Date: 1969-06-30
  • Collected By: Peter Nzuki

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