An image of the tree of life has been delicately etched onto these round soapstone incense burners in India. These combination burners can be used to burn both incense sticks and cones. Their contemporary styling will compliment the decor of a variety of rooms and tastes.\015\015\013Black soapstone is classified as a soft, black, metamorphic rock. Soapstone is also called steatite or soaprock at times. Metamorphic rocks, such as this one, are formed from one type of rock through a physical change over time. The Tree of Life has appeared in myths, legends and stories around the world since ancient times. The roots of the tree touch all that is hidden and growing below, the trunk (mind and body) connects to the branches which represent wisdom and harmony.