This magnificent board game handcrafted in excellent quality brass with delicate engravings and 14 pits is traditionally known as Pallanghuzi or Pallankuli - An ancient Tamil Mancala mind game played especially in Tamil Nadu and which later spread to other parts of south India as far as Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
This rare Pallanguzhi board game, handcrafted by skilled artisans from the south of India is delicately engraved with traditional motifs and enhanced with small brass bells called ghungroos and wheels.
The board is crafted with 14 round hollow pits and from where the name has been derived - Pathinaalam Kuzhi with 7 pits on each players side, traditionally played with 2 players containing cowry shells, seeds or small pebbles that were used as counters.
This game is popular among the kids and old people and was encouraged for the kids to learn to count, to improve eye–hand coordination and concentration while playing. And for the older people of the house, to spend time in the company of the young members of the family.
A collectors item indeed !
Measures: Length 14 inches x wide 7.5 inches x Height 4.5 inches
Weight: 7.6 kilograms