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Crocodile Shaped Oware Table Game Carved by Hand, "Crocodile's Challenge"

byVictoria Agyepomaa: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (30)
The long and lean body of an African crocodile offers a challenging game of... more

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The long and lean body of an African crocodile offers a challenging game of oware. Designed by Victoria Agyepomaa, the crocodile is sculpted by hand of sese wood. The belly becomes the playing board, featuring 12 orifices, and the back is the cover. Plastic beads are included to serve as the playing pieces.

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.

  • 0.55 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • Open: 4 cm H x 43 cm W x 18 cm D
  • Open: 1.6" H x 17" W x 7" D
  • Closed: 7 cm H x 43 cm W x 9 cm D
  • Closed: 2.8" H x 17" W x 3.5" D
  • Pieces: 1 cm W x 1 cm H
  • Pieces: 0.4" W x 0.4" H

  • Sese wood; plastic pieces
  • Playing pieces included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Rustic, rugged finish
  • 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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30

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12/30/2020

"retired"

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It is a magnificent piece

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03/28/2020

"Gorgeous twins"

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I put these two in separate shadow boxes, they are gorgeous on my wall.

Purchased Item:

Passport, Brass Accented Wood Masks Handmade in Africa (Pair)

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01/19/2020

"Love it!"

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This is my second purchase. I gave it to my sister as a Christmas gift....so she can keep her eyes off mine!

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01/19/2020

"Love it"

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I hesitated in purchasing for a few months but now that I purchase it ....I love it! It looks good with other pieces I purchase from Ghana..

Purchased Item:

Thinking Mother, Mother and Child Modern Wood Sculpture Carved by Hand

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Verified Reviewer

12/02/2019

"Maphikelela Loving Couple"

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This is one Beautiful piece of art. I Love It.

Purchased Item:

Maphikelela, Couple Embracing Black and Brown Hand Carved Wood Statuette

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11/09/2019

"African wood masks,meedo"

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I love this hand-ctrafted pieces so much , especially all the details, such beautiful items

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

Victoria Agyepomaa has received a $800 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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