Kuba Box – Half Moon


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

44cm x 18cm x 4cm

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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. In good condition with a beautiful patina and only minor damage at the pointed ends of the lid.  Slight red hue on the inside indicates it was used for its intended purpose.

Kuba Box – Half Moon

Additional information

Dimensions 48 × 22 × 10 cm
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