West Africa?, nineteenth or twentieth century

Warri-board, elaborately carved in wood, probably from West Africa, in the shape of a boat resting upon a pedestal, with two rows of six circular cavities on top, and a pull-out drawer containing two fabric bags of seed counters. To play the game, players take turns dropping their counters into the holes, moving them in one direction, seeking to capture as many of their opponent’s counters as possible. Presented to the Royal Commonwealth Society by Mrs Marjorie Gibb in 1962.

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