The Mabkhara- An Arabian Classic

Doing it in Doha with fast facts: ‘mabkhara’Β πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‡πŸŒ΄

What is a mabkhara?Β πŸ€”
An Arabian instrument specifically designed, to burn incense or perfume, in solid formΒ πŸ’―πŸ‘Œ

What are its origins?Β πŸ€”

Found across the Arab World, Turkey, North Africa and Sudan, for centuries, the original mabkhara was made from clay.Β πŸŒ΄πŸ‘Œ

The cup itself has always been lined with sheet metal. Older versions, have decorations of solid brass and wood chips.Β πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦πŸ™

Plural of mabkhara?
One mabkhara, but many ‘mabakhir’ in Arabic.Β πŸ˜‡

Mabakhir today?Β πŸ€”
The original shape remains the same, as well as the wooden legs in many versions.Β πŸ’―πŸ˜Š

Shinier sheet metal is used though, along with colored metals and mirrors. A variety of sizes are also now available.Β πŸ’πŸ˜

A key feature of Arab homes in Qatar and across the world, we love the Mabkhara!

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