This Cultural Revolution ceramics makes a perfect gift as well as a nice decorative memorabilia item for the house. Chinese has been using incense burner for many generations. However it was during Cultural Revolution, all religions other than communism were deemed illegal. As such, incense burning which was part of Buddhists or Taoists practice became a welcomed activity. Some clever artisans had decided to create Cultural Revolution Memorabilia items such as a ceramic incense burner to ease some of the religion related stigma to incense burning. It became a typical activity for burning an incense in front of a Mao's picture, as Mao had reached the God status during Cultural Revolution.