Ecru Maze Kuba Cloth Matchbox
Dimensions: 4.25" L x 4.25" W x 1" D
Matchbox is made from printed paper and filled with approximately 120 3.75" safety matches.
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This matchbox is printed with a replica of a vintage Kuba cloth, a unique textile featuring complex designs that are created when various geometric raffia pieces are stitched to a plain raffia background. The resulting rough surface is punctuated by repeated geometric patterns with unexpected interruptions in design. Men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the raffia cloth; women then create the patterned textiles. Traditionally, Kuba cloth was used as a wrapped skirt worn during burials. Later, it was incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.