In Mali, the traditional way of burning incense is to put a hot coal from the fire in the bottom of the incense burner, then to sprinkle the powdery local incense on top. Coincidentally, women on the other side of the continent, in Eritrea and Ethiopia do the same thing during their traditional coffee making ceremony.
Why not use the lovely hand-made clay incense burner featured below to simply fill your home with sweet scents of jasmine, patchouli, lavender or orange? The cone style incense which is readily available in stores will be the best choice, unless of course you care to try it the old African way!
Thanks to you, families in Africa who make this pottery will be able to better provide for themselves. And, of course, as she does for all of your purchases, Mama will donate to one of our local African non-profit organizations which is working to improve the lives of women and children!