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Bamum, Cameroon

Mankala (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 decorated in traditional Bamum style.

Material:  wood                           Size:   9”x 36”x12”                                                        

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