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Product ID: 315710

African Sese Wood Oware Board Game from Ghana, "Bookshelf Oware"

byErnestina Oppong Asante: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (23)
Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante creates her own interpretation of the... more

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Ghanaian artisan Ernestina Oppong Asante creates her own interpretation of the traditional oware board game. Oware is a game of skill and strategy designed for two players, challenging mental agility and alertness. The objective can be briefly described as "counting and capturing beads" and there are no chance factors in it. The player's strategy entirely depends upon the ability for reasoning and counting. The artisan makes this board from sese wood and includes plastic bead playing pieces. She uses wood burning techniques to create the exterior design.

  • 1.39 kgs
  • 3.1 lbs
  • Closed: 16.5 cm H x 32 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • Closed: 6.5" H x 12.5" W x 2.2" D
  • Open: 17.5 cm H x 64 cm W x 2.5 cm D
  • Open: 7" H x 25" W x 1" D

  • Sese wood, plastic beads
  • Instructions included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

23

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08/28/2020

"outstanding"

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The detail and colors come alive. This is a very very nice piece

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07/12/2020

"Birthday gift"

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This was a gift and the person loves it.

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10/28/2019

"This is used at my NonProfit -African Djembe.org"

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We at the AfricanDjembe.org love and cherish this product used as one of the first to teach our children of African and Indigenous descent about the history of African Drums. Founder & CEO Safiyyah R. Muhammad african djembe.org@gmail.com

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10/16/2019

"Highest quality, unique, very functional"

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I ADORE this chair. I use it as my resting chair in my living room (Im tiny), yet also put it out in the garden during the summer (tho I would not leave it out in the sun or rain, of course) . Dont leave this beauty in your cart or someone will get it. Someone spent a great deal of time carefully carving and polishing this and it shows!! PLEASE, PLEASE make an adult version of this chair. I would certainly buy it.

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Verified Reviewer

10/10/2019

"This will make a fine addition to my sons collect"

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A finely made mask of sense wood. Beautifully painted and a lovely addition to my sons collection.

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Verified Reviewer

06/08/2019

"Adinkra I Wall Art"

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The adinkra threadwork picture is beautiful with brilliant colors. The threading is flawless.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Ernestina supports and provides for her grandchildren's education.

Ernestina Oppong Asante has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1600 and the most recent for $800. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of wood and paints, as well as leather for the drums.

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

 
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