The textured matte black finish has a quad leg design for greater stability. It may be filled with sand, rice or ash and used for burning incense or as a Buddhist shrine offering. This incense burner holder is produced in traditional Japanese style and will last a lifetime. This incense pot measures just over 2" in diameter and 1 1/2" tall. Handmade from iron by Iwachu of Japan. Weighs just under one-half pound.