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 the top has an incised pattern that has red and a black detail. The disc has five holes, through which string has been threaded. The string supports four wooden spheres that are natural with black bands around the circumference. There is no string through the central hole.

Collection Information

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