Incense Burner in Black with designs in Rasta colors
This incense burner (etan maskemetcha in Amharic) is not only decorative and cultural to Ethiopia, but is functional as well. Use coals to burn any kind of incense or herbs for an aromatic and cleansing ritual. Suggested for burning are dried eucalyptus leaves and seeds, pine leaves, and etan or frankincense (sold here).
The incense burner and frankincense is a traditional part of the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. See our blog post Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony for specific instructions on using the etan maskemetcha.