The Acacia senegal produces a resin known as gum arabic. The dried resin of this tree has been burned over hot charcoal for thousands of years to be used in ceremony and in every day ritual cleansing of space and body.

Incense was burned as an offering to the Gods with the belief that the smoke carried one’s prayers up to the heavens. This vessel’s asymmetrical arms are inspired by the beautifully awkward branches of the Acacia tree, a staple of Africa’s landscape.

Details: Clay, Textured Taupe Glaze

Dimensions: 12 x 7 inches

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About this Artist

Dina Nur Satti is a Brooklyn-based ceramic artist originally from Sudan and Somalia. She was raised in France and Kenya and has called NYC home for 16 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International & Intercultural Studies with a focus on the cultures of Africa and the Middle East. Her pursuit of ceramics was born out of her studies in African art and pre-colonial African societies, and an interest in learning how ritual objects and spatial design elevate experiences.

She often travels throughout Africa from Morocco to Ethiopia to meet with communities upholding ancient methods of craft, and to research the use of objects in ceremonial traditions. Dina connected to clay as a medium not only because of a passion for design and ceramics. Ceramics is a vessel, a container through which she explores ideas of personal purpose and growth, as well as our collective transitions, cultural storytelling, and communal rituals.