game pieces

Game made from lacquered wood and string. The game consists of a disc of wood, which is decorated with red on the underside and red on the top with an incised pattern and a black band. The disc has five holes, through which string has been threaded. The string supports four wooden spheres with red with natural bands around the circumference.

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