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Very large African Oware game, made of wood and bonduc seeds

Lot reference 18237851
Very large African Oware game, made of wood and bonduc seeds

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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.

Dimensions:
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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Feedback score: 99.4%
Reviews given: 504
Member since: September 22, 2011
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    El casco es muy bonito. Pero su embalaje no fue el más apropiado y se aprecia notoriamente fisura de 10cm. Reparada con pegamento. Este dato no fue revelado en la descripción del artículo por vendedor
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    user-a829ca3 August 14, 2018

  • Perfect! Thank you.

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    snel en goed verpakt verstuurd
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    Herryco August 13, 2018

  • Super fast and well arrived. Great service. Thanks

    Catalelio August 7, 2018

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    One of the wood pieces arrived broken
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    koperenbloempot van binnenuit verroest, geeft aan buitenkant zwarte plekken, niet weg te poetsen. omschrijving en foto's voldoen niet aan de werkelijkheid.
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    Conforme à la description mais une boîte malheureusement abîmée au niveau de la charnière.
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    selbst wenn man wegen des Verkaufserlöses manchmal enttäuscht ist, CATAWIKI und die Abwicklung ist immer absolut verläßlich.
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    Stokanker in perfecte staat ontvangen. Supersnelle levering. Bedankt voor alle goede zorgen. Een zeer tevreden klant.
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    Bellissima statuina molto ben fatta. Spedizione veloce e Imballo perferto
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    Cher Jean-François, je suis tellement désolé que cela soit arrivé. J'étais sûr que je l'emballais bien comme tous mes articles. S'il vous plaît laissez-nous résoudre ceci ensemble avant de donner des commentaires négatifs. J'aime avoir une chance de me rattraper avec toi. Sincères amitiés
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    Prima verpakt.
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    Mooi product, voldoet aan de omschrijving, zorgvuldig verpakt en supersnel geleverd. Bravo!!
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    Harstikke bedankt voor het prachtige Barong masker. Erg blij.
    En voor de super service, die ik voor de 2de keer gekregen heb. Alles perfect,
    Je bent met recht een topverkoper.
    Respect!!
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    in orde bedankt !
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    Serious, professional, quick in contacts and very kind !.
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    fine objtes and welle packed

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    heel correct!
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    mooi lampje inderdaad,anders dan verwacht,dank &groet ria!!!
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    prima verkoper,goed verzorgd en prachtige katten,,n aanwinst,dank &groet ria&loesewoes!!!!
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    mooi voor de weggeefprijs,heb mooi opgeboend,alles ok waarvoor mijn dank bjp
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    perfect packaging ! fast delivery ! Txs
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