The Balady Box is a celebration of Yemeni art, culture, and the tradition of burning bukhoor.
**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** Inside the Balady Box you will find everything you need for a bukhoor session, including:
Atef Wooden Mabkhara: Designed and handcrafted by Yemeni artisan Atef, these handmade incense burners and boxes take over a week to complete. Created in Shibam, Hadhramaut, carpenters in Atef’s hometown can trace this tradition back for centuries and across dozens of generations.
Please note: this was made by a human, not a machine. Variations in the product makes your box uniquely yours.
Surprise Ma'waz - These ma'waz textiles are individually designed and hand-loomed by artisans in Lahj who inherited the craft from their ancestors. Traditionally, Yemeni men wear ma'waz as wraparound skirts. You can wear it traditionally by wrapping it around the waist, use it as a shawl, or decoratively draped across your bed or couch for a cultured touch. Size: 77"x 44" Please note: each Ma’waz varies in color and style, consider it a rare, one-of-a-kind piece!
Zuleika Bukhoor Incense Blend: Named in honor of my late mother, this batch follows her recipe and is carefully handcrafted by my older sister in Yemen. Notes of: warm amber, sweet musk, and rich oud.
Reusable mica plates: In Japan, mica sheets have been used to heat incense rather than burn it for hundreds of years. Using tongs, carefully place the mica plates on freshly lit charcoal with a thin layer of white ash. This will gently raise the temperature of the incense so that you can enjoy a beautiful, clean aroma. Hand Wash mica plates with cool water to reuse. Set includes 3 mica plates.
- Charcoal: 10 fast lighting incense burning charcoal. 33mm.
- Brass tongs: Intended to help you pick up your hot charcoal or shift it in the incense burner with ease and comfort. Comes with a short chain and ring for hanging. Measures approximately 5.5" long. (not pictured)
Balady Box - Wood Edition was such a beautiful gift to myself after going through a rough patch. The feeling of love and history in the design of the Atef Wooden Mabkhara and little storage box will catch you off guard as you stare at it’s beauty. The Zuleika Bukhoor Incense Blend gives the senses a fragrance that envelope the room with vibes of warmth and sweet serenity w/ recitation of the Qur’an or on Fridays. Furthermore, the Ma’waz here is blessed by the hands of sisters in Yemen. May the receiver or purchaser of this box enjoy the subtle vibes and feels that start flowing through their body. Thank you for this mennās :)