(Baoule, Bawule) Côte
(also called awele, wari or ma kron) game. The game of mankala, though widespread, is
played more particularly in West Africa. It involves moving pawns on a board with two rows
of six holes. The goal is to capture the pawns in the opposite row. The pawns can be made
out of seeds, cowries, pebbles or pieces of metal. Many ethnographical collections have mankala
games, which are fine works of art. This board has been made as carved image of a
crocodile. Two parts.
Size: L. 36, H. 5½, W. 9