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VERNACULAR ART: MATCHBOX LABELS

For your viewing pleasure, some images from my matchbox label collection. 


Matchbox label, kali, made in india, calcutta, skulls

Matchbox Label, Calcutta. PSAW ephemera collections


Matchbox label, kali, india, calcutta 

Matchbox label. Kali, detail.


kali, matchbox label, skulls, india, calcutta, blue 

matchbox label. Kali. Detail.


Matchbox la petite sweden  
La Petite Safety Matches. Made in Sweden. PSAW ephemera collections.

I bought a slew of Swedish matchbox labels for Tove, of AO! Glass and Atelier Tove because she is Swedish and I thought she and her kids would get a kick out of them.

Matchbox sweden countryside

Countryside Safety Match. Made in Sweden. PSAW & Atelier Tove collections.

Matchbox swedishcockfight blue

Cockfight Safety Matches. Made in Sweden. PSAW & Atelier Tove Collections.


Matchbox swedishcockfight detail blog 

Swedish Matchbox Label, Cockfight, detail

And then there are the Japanese Matchbox Labels. Here are a few from my collection:

Matchbox japan dragonfly
Made in Japan. Matchbox label. PSAW collections.


Matchbox japan dragonfly detail blog 

Matchbox label, Japan. Detail


matcbox label. japan, fish 

Matchbox Label. Made in Japan. PSAW ephemera collection.


Safety match fish detail 

Matchbox Label, Japan. Detail


Safety match, swan, cupid. japan 

Matchbox Label. Japan. PSAW ephemera collections.


swan, red swan, blue swan, Safety match, japan graphic 

Matchbox Label, Swans, Japan. Detail

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