Kuba Box – Crocodile


Kuba lidded box, for tukulu (red camwood and oil) a traditional body cosmetic – Democratic Republic of the Congo.

38cm x 28cm x 5.5cm

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Kuba lidded boxes, intricately carved, were used to hold tukula, red camwood, mixed with oil and applied to the body as a cosmetic. Crescent shape is typical of most Kuba cosmetic boxes.

Held in a private collection, obtained in 1991. Vintage, estimated age 40 years. This box has been used for its intended purpose and is in excellent condition with a beautiful patina and only minor evidence of wear and tear due to use and age.

Kuba Box – Crocodile

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Dimensions 43 × 33 × 10 cm
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