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Oware table game, 'Sankofa Anoma' - Oware table game

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Oware table game, "Sankofa Anoma"

Full of traditional meaning, this oware table set is made of white ofram wood.... more

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Full of traditional meaning, this oware table set is made of white ofram wood. Patiently carved by Kofi 'Tall' Agudoawu, it is finished with linseed oil and wax. The game board is complemented with shiny beads made of recycled, non-toxic lightweight plastic. Sankofa Anoma means "the bird that's looking backwards," a linguistic and traditional symbol of the Akan people of Ghana, referring to the admonition "looking into one's past as a condition for embarking on a successful enterprise or venture in the future."

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 involved. A player's strategy entirely depends upon reasoning and counting abilities.

  • 0.90 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • 16 cm H x 25 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 9.75" W x 2" D

  • Ofram wood
  • Clean with a soft, dry cloth
  • Warning: Choking Hazard. Small parts -- not for children under 3 years.
  • Instructions included
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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"Bought for my little brother"

I've enjoyed this game over the years and I love this presentation.

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  • This was a gift for: Brother
  • Occasion: birthday

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Microcredit Financing

Kofi Tall Agudoawu has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $200. Proceeds were used to purchase wood, marbles, and finishing materials for his game sets.



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