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Cloud Keep Backflow Incense Burner

Cloud Keep | 云庇

This modern concrete incense holder (or incense burner) is part of a series where we try to imagine the essential elements of architecture buried in our collective unconsciousness, comprised of stairs, platforms and towers that recall a place familiar but distant at the same time. This is an architectural folly in miniature, a monument to some forgotten event.

The Cloud Keep is the second in the Cloud series. Ensconced within a golden house, the backflow incense is placed on top of the stairs and its plume flows gently down along the steps and walkways of the burner. Cloud Keep is larger than the Cloud Stairs, and has two striking plume waterfalls, drawing the fog flow in different directions. One waterfall connects to a center platform, which pools the plume, allowing it to overflow in a dreamlike fashion to the stairs below. Also available with a Wutong wood tray.

Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument.

-Adolf Loos, 1910 Architecture

Cloud Keep Size:

11.5 (L) x 7 (W) x 9 (H) cm | 4.5 (L) x 2.8 (W) x 3.5 (H) inches

Wutong Tray Size:

27.5 (L) x 15.5 (W) x 3.5 (H) cm | 10.8 (L) x 6.1 (W) x 1.4 (H) inches


Incense burner: concrete, aluminum (standing structures), steel (incense plate)

Tray: Wutong wood (also known as Chinese parasol), a light weight Asian wood commonly used for incense boxes

As our concrete products are individually hand-made, each one will be different. Characteristics such as air bubbles, slight unevenness, minor scratches or bumps were all incurred in the production process and are unavoidable due to the nature of concrete. These are not considered defects unless they affect the functioning of the product.

We recommend gently wiping 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 colored substances as these will stain the concrete.

Place this product on silicone mat while burning to avoid smoke damaging standing surface.

Light the tip of the incense with a flame until it catches fire, allow it to burn for a few seconds, then gently fan out the flame, ensuring that a glowing ember remains.

This may need to be repeated several times if the first time doesn’t work.

You can also refer to this step-by-step article with videos to guide you.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Carissa Anderson
Incense as Art

Our burner from Kin is beautiful, even when it's not in use. The back flow works great, and we loved the included sandalwood incense!

Elizabeth Walker

The title describes my thoughts on how this incense burner makes me feel. The quality of this burner is superb, and I plan to burn it for years to come. Thank you.

Jeffrey Coltman-Cormier
Love It

This is such a great, good-quality, and unique incense burner. It is so fun to watch the backflow trail outside of the tower and down the steps. I highly recommend it! Just be sure to clean it regularly.

incense burner and book end in one

a solid chunk of concrete, its completely solid. The gold houses are made of aluminum with a electroplating of gold color on top.

Smoke turns down the steps

The smoke follows the steps down and turns the corner and flows all the way down, some spilling of smoke but coming down the side is also pretty cool.

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