Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Touqous by Faissal El-Malak, Incense Burner

$3,500

About

“Touqous” comes from the Arabic word for rituals. This structure creates the context for a cleansing ritual inspired by the making and use of traditional olive oil soap in Palestine in addition to other cleansing and spiritual practices. The materiality of iron and the action of pouring liquid and solidifying into a final form inspired the reference to the soap tower structures of Nablus in Palestine. The soap cubes are stamped and arranged in towers to dry for a few weeks in order to be usable. The structure of “Touqous” is now eternally solidified in iron as if perpetually activating its power. With soap, the material is melted once again in order to cleanse a body. This association between dematerialising and cleansing is replaced in this petrified version by a more ethereal interpretation. The structure acts as an incense burner where smoke permeates the space between the cubes. Incense smoke has been used for thousands of years as a vector to connect with the divine. The cubes are covered in a relief of talismans meant to heighten different senses and emotions related to a human body. The talismans are activated by the smoke and release their power to fill the surrounding spaces and people with their medicinal effects.

Details

  • Creator
    Faissal El-Malak (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Diameter: 11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Iron,Cast
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2021
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5176124522032

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
No Reviews Yet
Located in New York, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2018
1stDibs seller since 2020
7 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Corniche Vase by Faissal El-Malak
Located in Geneve, CH
Corniche vase by Faissal El-Malak Dimensions: 33 x 33 x 40 cm Materials: Ceramic Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Q...
Category

2010s Emirian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Spool Vase by Faissal El-Malak
Located in Geneve, CH
Spool vase by Faissal El-Malak Dimensions: 35 x 15 x 30 cm Materials: Ceramic Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Qata...
Category

2010s Emirian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Bird Jug Vase by Faissal El-Malak
Located in Geneve, CH
Bird jug vase by Faissal El-Malak Dimensions: 28 x 15 x 33 cm Materials: Ceramic Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian designer who was brought up between Montreal Canada and Doha Q...
Category

2010s Emirian Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Elephant Bronze Incense Burner
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful, one of a kind, bronze incense burner featuring 3 elephants. The burner has a round lid with a Classic "Temple of Heaven" finial. handmade slits allow aromatic smoke to e...
Category

20th Century Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Elephant Bronze Incense Burner
$1,880 Sale Price
21% Off
Antique Peruvian Incense Burner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elaborately detailed and beautifully proportioned incense burner.
Category

Antique 19th Century Peruvian Candle Holders

Materials

Metal

Pair of Bronze Serpent / Snake Incense Burners Censers, 20th Century, Italy
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
A pair of bronze serpent / snake incense burners censers, 20th century Italy after Antonio Pandiani (1838-1928), Milano. Oval base supporting coiled serpent swallowing adjustable ste...
Category

20th Century Classical Roman Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Signed Italian Crystal Incense Burner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Signed Italian crystal incense burner - a wonderful incense burner for those with a well appointed desk, vanity or table... a very sophisticated piece, signed and dated on the bottom...
Category

20th Century Italian More Candle Holders

Materials

Crystal

Copalera Contemporary Stone Incense Burners by ACOOCOORO
By ACOOCOORO
Located in Mexico City, MX
Part of ACOOCOORO’s Ceremonia special series, Copaleras (incense burners) create a play between their soft appearance, their ceremonial function and natural material: Yucatán Peninsu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Modern More Candle Holders

Materials

Stone

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery