Doing it in Doha with fast facts: ‘mabkhara’ 💪😇🌴
What is a mabkhara? 🤔
An Arabian instrument specifically designed, to burn incense or perfume, in solid form 💯👌
What are its origins? 🤔
Found across the Arab World, Turkey, North Africa and Sudan, for centuries, the original mabkhara was made from clay. 🌴👌
The cup itself has always been lined with sheet metal. Older versions, have decorations of solid brass and wood chips. 🇶🇦🙏
Plural of mabkhara?
One mabkhara, but many ‘mabakhir’ in Arabic. 😇
Mabakhir today? 🤔
The original shape remains the same, as well as the wooden legs in many versions. 💯😊
Shinier sheet metal is used though, along with colored metals and mirrors. A variety of sizes are also now available. 💐😏
A key feature of Arab homes in Qatar and across the world, we love the Mabkhara!