Seller: termitetavern (2.704) 100%, Location: Windham, Connecticut, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 263128669206 Condition: An amazingly beautiful carve box in excellent condition, Color: Brown, Material: Wood, Maker: Kuba, Original/Reproduction: Original, Kuba Tukula Box: Carved Wooden Box, Region: African, Tribe: Kuba, Details: This is a very well carved box from the Congo in Africa. It was carved by the Kuba people a people known for their fine carving skills and who are said never to leave a surface undecorated. These boxes are known as Kuba Tukula boxes. They were made to store Tukula. Tukula is a red pigment derived from the bark of the Camwood tree. The pigment has many traditional uses to the Kuba people, both for decorating and for sacred rites. This box is in excellent condition. It is finely carved in several motifs including interlocking rectangles and chains. The oval box measures 10 1/4" X 3 3/4". It is a beautiful piece of African art!