It is also known as dry "incense". It is the small drops of solidified resin from a tree that grows in Somalia, Yemen and other desert areas. It is the unmistakable aroma of churches, a familiar scent that evokes purity and serenity.
In the Thousand and One Nights, every time this incense is burned, a peaceful atmosphere is created. And when a sensual image of a woman and a musician is illustrated, an incense burner is often seen.