Kuba Box – Wave


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

44cm x 15.5cm x 5cm

1 in stock


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 and at least 30 years old. In good condition with a beautiful patina and only minor evidence of wear and tear.

Additional information

Dimensions 48 × 20 × 10 cm


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