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Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game
Handmade Nine Men Morris Game

Handmade Nine Men Morris Game

$42.00Guest price
$33.60Member price
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Description

This decorative Nine Men Norris game box is hand-carved from Sheesham wood.  The top lifts to store the bag of pegs.  This is a fun game and also a decorative piece that looks great out on a table or shelf.  The hand-crafted nature makes this a special game box that is one of a kind.  Instructions included. 

Details

  • Type: Games.
  • Colors: Stained wood.
  • Materials: Sheesham Wood. 
  • Dimensions: When closed, the box measures 4.5 inches square by 1 inch tall.
  • Games Pieces included: pegs in a cloth bag.

Story behind the Art: 

The hand-carved games are crafted in Saharanpur in the region of Uttar Pradesh, India that is well-known for the ancient woodcarving techniques.   Temples in this region bear witness to the early talent of artisans in that region.  Today, the craft is still practiced using hand tools that are much the same.  

Brief Game Summary:  

Nine men's morris is a strategy board game for two players dating at least to the Roman Empire. The board consists of a grid with twenty-four intersections or “points.” Each player starts with nine pieces (one with the light color, and the other the dark). Players try to form “mills” - three of their own pieces on contiguous points in a straight line, vertically or horizontally - allowing a player to remove an opponent's piece from the game. The overall objective being to reduce the number of opponent's pieces to less than three, or to render the opponent unable to play. 

Due to the handmade nature, slight variations in size, color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece is truly a unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.

 

* Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization:Asha Handicrafts

Country:India

India has always been renowned for its rich silk fabrics, woodcarvings and carpets. However, many of these products are produced in conditions of abject poverty for the craftsmen, exploited by large producers and moneylenders. Asha Handicrafts is a not-for-profit making body, based in Mumbai, India, working to promote Fair Trade and Fair Trade practices. As a member organisation of theThe World Fair Trade Organization , Asha Handicrafts ensures that the benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves."

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