Late 20th century, Ghana
Foldable teak game board, mounted with primitively forged iron hinges and old nails. Each half has 6 round dugouts (so 12 in total) and the game is played with 2 x 24 seeds (berries, pebbles, shells, etc.). This centuries old sowing and harvest game for 2 people was already played in ancient Egypt. It is known throughout West-Africa under dozens of different names like oware, wari, abape, awale and mancala. The rules of the game can be found on www.oware.org. This large piece is beautifully executed and has a yellow brass handle and closure.
Width: 20 cm.
Length 57 cm when flipped open.
Thickness folded closed: 29 cm.
Thickness folded closed: 10 cm.
Weighs more than 3 kg.
Condition: is in very good condition and is complete with all the seeds.
This lot will be carefully packaged and shipped with Track and Trace.
Carved from two pieces of wood, secured with hinges. The type of wood is a tropical species. The game is completely polished and sanded for a beautiful finish. It is in a very good condition and has a beautiful wood texture. The photos are an addition to the description of the condition.
The Oware game will be well packaged and shipped with track & trace.
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