48 fireplace matches with 4 different colored heads - strike pad on the bottom.
A match is a tool for starting a fire. A note in the text Cho Keng Lu, written in 1366, describes small sticks of pinewood impregnated with sulfur, used in China by "impoverished court ladies".
12" x 2" x 2"
Materials: matches and paper tube.
Pictured above (from left to right): blues, reds, greens.