In parts of Spain, residence make a variety of simple artistically designed products and offer them for sale through street vendors. One such item is the matchbook ensemble. Two of them are offered here.
In essence, four cardboard matchboxes are arranged in a square. A square piece of heavy paper is glued to the top and bottom of the ensemble. The top is then artistically decorated. These were purchased in the 1970s in Madrid. They make quite a conversation piece.