May Your Hands Never Be Idle: Leisure Wood Domino Set From India

Domino Set

While it may be natural to assume games are for children, the nature of the lighthearted term actually reverts back to Germanic terms most often associated with sporting events. ‘Game’ is defined by a contest played by rules; and our oldest games were intended primarily to help pass the time after the evening meal and keep the mind agile.

This was the case in a time where ‘sport’ referred to a pairing of skills or strength beheld by a group of people. And, before board games originated, these contests were held with dice, which could be manipulated to follow numerous sets of ever evolving rules. Playing ‘dice’ was considered a game, whereas today we would refer to the games by their specific sets of rules; Backgammon, Craps, and Bunco to name a few.

Domino Set

Therefore a good unique gift consists of a well crafted gaming device, rather than a particular game itself. Consider a high quality deck of cards, a marble chess set, or this hand-crafted wooden Domino set from India. Carved of Sheesham Wood and adorned with beautiful brass inset plates, this Suresh and Devender Garg artisan selection is truly handsome inside and out. The substantial weight of the storage box makes it a formidable gift and daily decor accent for any fan of gaming. Inside the gently polished set of dominoes and rounded die open up a world of gaming possibilities.

Domino Set

The fine craftsmanship of this Leisure Domino Set teleports me to a simpler time when men and women would pass the time with animated discussion over the bold dots and aligned numbers. As a young adult I would often look forward to such events in our own family; whenever I would visit my mother for the holidays. We had a similar wooden domino set that had lasted generations; and our own set of family rules to compete with. Time would often escape us as we caught up over a competitive game or two, typically lasting late into the night.

Domino Set

I am delighted, at last, to own my own set of finely handcrafted Dominoes, and urge you to explore the collection of skillfully crafted chess sets and games on the NOVICA site. Not only do timeless gifts such as these make for lasting family heirlooms, but the passionate artisans who create them truly have a generational appeal. If you are a fan of the fine woodwork and craftsmanship seen here do not hesitate to explore the remainder of Suresh and Devender Garg‘s work, which covers much more than wooden games, but beautifully crafted ornate sculptures as well!

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