KARST Terrarium - Backflow Incense Holder

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The Karst Terrarium is a unique take as a modern incense holder. Cast in concrete, this miniature geological formation is contained in a glass cylinder, allowing the backflow incense plume to descend onto the landscape beneath. It's mesmerising to say the least!

Inspired by the clusters of cone-like hills found in Guilin and Zhangjiajie, Karst is a geometric abstraction that conveys the other worldly feel of these landscapes. The incense burner’s plumes dive and billow around the cluster of cones in varying heights, finally gathering at the foot of the mountain to completely obscure it. Then only the peaks remain and the seemingly unfathomable depth of fog that surrounds it.

*Box of sample backflow incense cones and silicone heat mat included. Beechwood Tongs are available as an additional accessory.

PLEASE NOTE Backflow incense cones are used in these holders. You can choose from our range of scents here.

DIMENSIONS 12.5cm (height) x 9cm (diameter)

MATERIAL Concrete, Glass (borosilicate), Aluminum (anondised)


  • View VIDEO DEMONSTRATION on how to light a backflow incense holder.
  • Gently wipe with a damp cloth shortly after use. Do not rinse directly under water.
  • Metal parts will be very hot during and immediately after burning, care should be taken to avoid injury. Avoid contact with oily or coloured substances as these will stain the concrete.
  • Place this incense holder on the silicone mat while burning to avoid smoke damaging standing surface.
  • Characteristics such as air bubbles, slight unevenness, minor scratches or bumps are all incurred in the production process. These are not considered defects, but the charm and nature of concrete.

ORIGIN Shanghai, China


Kin Objects is the design collaboration of Miranda and Bill Yen. Based in Shanghai China, they draw on their unique blend of language and culture, experiences and traditions, identities and ancestory to create these fascinating objects. Each concrete piece is individually made by hand, the backflow incense and their scents are developed by traditional methods and historical sentiments.