Elephant-Themed Wood Oware Game from Ghana, "Elephant Oware"
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Designed by Ghanaian artisan Robert Kofi Ellis, this Oware game board adds a touch of African culture to any home. It is handcrafted of sese wood with aluminum accents to depict an elephant that holds the board atop its back. Oware belongs in the Mancala family, each player moving beads around the board in order to capture their opponent's pieces. A "capture" is awarded to a player when they can leave exactly two or three pieces in one or more of their opponent's houses. Says the artisan, "The Africa board game of Oware has been elevated to the ranks of chess, bridge, backgammon, draughts (checkers), scrabbles and all other classic “thinking” games by being highlighted at the 1st Mind Sports Olympiad which was held in London in 1997."
- 1.72 kgs
- 3.8 lbs
- 17.5 cm H x 60.5 cm W x 16 cm D
- 7" H x 24" W x 6.25" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
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